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Old 08-22-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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produces brown stuff? Is that a good thing? Is it effieient enough for 125 gallons?
I failed to notice how big your tank is. I think the prizm is only good up to 100 gallons or so. The brown stuff is a good thing by the way. It's called simmate. The darker and nastier the better. For such a large tank I would go with another type of skimmer. I am now using the AquaC remora and it works very well.

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Do you have sand in your tank? Do you know where I can get the old castle stuff everyone in the north east raves about?
I have a 2 inch sand bed. It came with the tank. It was originally the stuff you can pick up at just about any LFS. Bag with a blue stripe I think. In fact, they have it at petco. I tried the PLaySand thing and did not like it. I don't think it was the right type as it was rather brown looking. I know they have PlaySand at hope depot though.

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I might be interested in that, what does it look like? How much? First i need cheep cheep sand.
I had not even thought of it before. It's maybe 30 pounds of rock. How's 10 bucks sound? I will take a pic of it later. Also, I sent an email to the guy with the 100 pounds of dead rock to inquire about the price. I will let you know. Good luck on the sand. You might find someone with plenty that you can get a cup of it from and seed your own to make it live.
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:19 PM   #12
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I had not even thought of it before. It's maybe 30 pounds of rock. How's 10 bucks sound? I will take a pic of it later. Also, I sent an email to the guy with the 100 pounds of dead rock to inquire about the price. I will let you know. Good luck on the sand. You might find someone with plenty that you can get a cup of it from and seed your own to make it live.
I am interested, can you get me a pick, and thank you for inquireing about the other guys rock for me.

They have the sand at petco, is there a petco here locally? How much do they charge for it do you know?
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:34 PM   #13
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I'm not sure how much that sand is at Petco. They also have it at Aquarium Concepts and the Reef Shop. There is a Petco on NW expressway and Rockwell. Here is a pic of the rocks. They are not quite so white looking. The flash kinda overexposed the pic it seems.
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:39 AM   #14
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I did not read all of the posts here, but I noticed you noted you wanted triggerfishes and anemones. In case no one has told you, triggers eat anenomes (according to my research, I wanted one, but did my homework first).
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:24 PM   #15
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I did not read all of the posts here, but I noticed you noted you wanted triggerfishes and anemones. In case no one has told you, triggers eat anenomes (according to my research, I wanted one, but did my homework first).
Hey thanks for the info, yeah I really haven't gotten that far yet. Now I am just trying to figure out the whole tank setup thing. I am very interested in good species combinations though, any recomendations?
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:31 PM   #16
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I'm not sure how much that sand is at Petco. They also have it at Aquarium Concepts and the Reef Shop. There is a Petco on NW expressway and Rockwell. Here is a pic of the rocks. They are not quite so white looking. The flash kinda overexposed the pic it seems.
Great man, I might be interested in your rocks. I am slow though, my first order of business is to get some cheep sand. You mentioned previously that you used the playsand from Home Depot? Have you seen the posts about some sand by a company called Old Castle?

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=22188

Have you seen that sand around? Supposed to be white as snow and made from crushed coral I think?
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:52 PM   #17
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Take your time. The rock is just chillin anyway. As far as the sand is concerned, I have not seen that brand in Home Depot. I bought the Play Sand that they had. It was in a white bag with brownish lettering. It is not the right stuff I can tell you that. However, I did see some very white fine grain sand at Petco. Not sure about it but it was specifically for saltwater aquariums. I suppose you can mix that with the live sand. Also, the guy with all that rock sold it the same day he posted it. Dang. Sorry dood.
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Old 08-25-2005, 12:15 AM   #18
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Hey thanks for the info, yeah I really haven't gotten that far yet. Now I am just trying to figure out the whole tank setup thing. I am very interested in good species combinations though, any recomendations?
Recommendations... "The PocketExpert Guide to Marine Fishes" by Scott W. Michael. It tells you in groups about fishes you find in the trade and whether or not they are easy to keep, hard to keep, etc. It tells you whether or not they are reef safe and if they are agressive, good community fish, etc. Also what food they eat and if you can keep in groups or not. Example: if you want a yellow tang add it last, after you add all the other fish you want, and keep only one in a tank as they don't get along with their own kind. If you add it first, it will pick on any new fish (actually, my cinnamon clown did this also).

You mentioned tangs, clowns, wrasses...
Clowns like to have an anemone, but it's not necessary, they don't get along well with other clowns unless they are a mated pair, some wrasses are reef safe, others will eat clams, snails, worms, etc. I have a regal tang, a percula clown, a bunch of chromis', a fairy wrasse, 2 cleaner shrimp, snails, hermit crab, mushroom and anchor coral and some feather duster worms in my large tank and they all get along well as a community (so far)

You can also get the PockeExpert Guide to Marine Invertebrates if you want. It's all about anemones, shrimp, coral, etc. I have found both of these books invaluable. I take them to the lfs when I go to look for animals so that I can read about them before I buy. I ordered both books only pretty inexpensive. Sorry for the looong post, you asked!
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Cali,

I sent you a PM. Found you some stuff on the cheap. 8)
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I got that book, going to try to read it over the weekend
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