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Old 08-07-2009, 12:39 AM   #121
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Looks awesome! I wouldn't remove any of the base rock, just looks that good...not kidding. Just fill in areas with the live rock and put some on top of the base rock and scatter some in the sand. How long did it take you to scape it?
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:03 AM   #122
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yeah i agree with thom. what kind of rock is that and whered you get it from (you probably posted it earlier but i am too lazy to go back and check lol)?

nice looking setup!
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:10 AM   #123
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Awesome looking scape, good work =)
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:38 AM   #124
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Where's the "Fish"!..................just kidding..............lol
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:56 PM   #125
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Thanks!

I got my live rock today and had to squeeze it in there. I did have to take some base rock out but I'm going to redo the rockwork before I go to bed or tomorrow. I just don't trust it. I want to make it a little more stable and hopefully try to get more base rock in there. The live rock looks pretty good! I could probably break up the pieces a bit, but I won't be doing that tonight.

fishmonkey: I got my base rock from marcorocks.com. Its the Key Largo base rock.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:21 PM   #126
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So I finally set the tank up today! Took me forever to do everything I wanted to do before setting it up, then it took forever to put the rock, sand, and water in! I only have 3 5g buckets, so I had to put 15g of RO/DI in then make more.

But here she is!

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cloudy but you can see the awesome rocks!

This is without the live rock...it will be here tomorrow. I ended up using most of the base rock (maybe like 45lbs?). And I used around 40lbs of sand. I put eggcrate below the rocks. I had some here that I wasn't using for anything so I decided to use it. It makes me feel better about all that rock. Then I put the rocks in and then the sand. I made sure I got some sand under part of the rocks so it looked ok.

I might have to take out some of the base rock to make room for the live rock. I'm ok with that though!

I added some salt, but I might have to add more before I go to bed. SG was 1.020 and I added a bit more.

I attached the metal conduit to the stand before I filled the tank. I had to guestimate on the location for each since I don't have the light fixture yet. I looked at a pic on another forum that someone took and it looked like the holes for hanging were like 3-4 inches from the ends. We'll see I guess. I just hope I am able to hang the light, even if its just for when I'm doing maintenance, since the fixture is 12" across.

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Looks great! I like how you have your power-heads about midway down in the aquarium ... I think I should do the same. Nice job!
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #127
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Looking good
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:37 AM   #128
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very inspiring. cant wait til i'm able to do that.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #129
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I busted up some of my rocks today and that called for a slight rescape of the rockwork.

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And the metal conduit light hanger things:


They might be a bit uneven, but the pic was taken at an angle, so it looks worse. I'm using the Coralife light for now until I get my new fixture.

I haven't officially started cycling, unless you consider putting the live rock in part of it. I will put my shrimp (raw) in tonight and start officially!
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That looks really nice. Keep us updated.
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