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Old 07-06-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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LR question and comments

I have a 125 that has about 90 lbs of LR in it. Do you guys (for those who vacumn the substrate) move your LR around? I find that I have to in order to vacaumn real good. However I have CC but I dont see that its any different for people with sand...Its a pain to keep having to move all of the rock around. Im afraid Im going to mush one of my crabs or starfish one of these days. I have my rock set up in the middle of my tank so its not against the back wall as in most cases...any suggestions?
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I ran my 42-gallon with about 50 lbs of LR in it for about a year and a half, and I did not have any problems with just vacuuming the sand that was not covered with rock. I think that a tiger tail sea cucumber is likely the best sand sifter for getting between the rocks on the sand. When I had one, I never noticed any visible detritus buildup around the base of the rocks.
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imo moving the rock is a bad idea !! move it the least ya can !! why people use sand ! food/waste dont settle into the sand like it does cc ! food/waste will get moved by water flow for the skimmer to get
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When I had CC i didint move the rock. I buried the rock down into the substrate to some degree so fish waste really didnt get under the rocks that much.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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Well when stacking the LR, do most people put it against the back wall of the tank or in the middle of the tank. Maybe I will try stacking it differently so I can access under and around the rocks. I have a sand sifting star and he seems to do well in the CC. I go for days without seeing him. Plus I have 12-15 hermits and 2 huge turbo snails as well as a chocalate star....all of the substrate seems to be well cleaned. any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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better to keep the rock off the back wall !! this way you can get current to flow around and tru the rock
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