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Old 10-05-2011, 02:32 AM   #11
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I am leaning towards Eco rock not live rock from bulk reef supply I don't think that I want anything other than the planning I come up with. Is that bad? I will have the time to let it grow
The Eco rock will work just fine. If possible, I'd recommend buying enough rock and/or buying other items you will need so that you can get free shipping.

I bought the Pukani rock off of BRS along with other things, and I love their rock. Super easy to work with.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:27 AM   #12
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I am not going to try to hurry anything
this is what we all say when getting started, next thing you know youre selling off stuff to pay for the hobby/obsession dont worry though... its more than worth it
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #13
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Well I got me a 55gal tank a skimer canister filter, t5 light, bulbs, 40lb live sand 50lb substrate, UV steralizer, 300w heater.now just needing a stand and rock!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:10 PM   #14
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i got a tank and stand from a friend of a friend...and everything worked out great ( especilly since it was free ) just always check for leaks, cracks or anything else like that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #15
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Yea all is good the tank still haves the tags on it. It has only been two days and I know I am not going to get a stand or rock for a week or two but am wanting to start. So close yet so far.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:00 PM   #16
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Consider building your own stand too, it's cheaper, allot more sturdy and you can get the size, finish, and shape exactly how you want.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:14 PM   #17
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I was thinking about doing that but I don't have the tools to do it. Well I guess all I don't have is a saw.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #18
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All I have is a 12v circular saw with a 5 inch blade. I bought all my lumber at Lowes and they cut it all to size for me. There only supposed to do 6 cuts for you, but I slipped the guy a ten and he cut everything for me. Even the trim in a miter box. Saved me allot of headache and mess in my garage too.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #19
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Do you have a photo of it posted?
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Here Is the stand and canopy, the doors were repurposed from a microwave cart at a yardsale. The frame is basic 2x4 with 3/4" sanded plywood. I stained it all in a weekend and it turned out pretty good. I especially like that it us the exact size for my tank and I was able to build the inside to hold tools, and a qt tank.

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