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Old 05-05-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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LR Shipment here!! **UPDATED: w/Pics

IT'S HERE!!!

My LR got here at my work from LR.com just a second ago... tried to open the box and peek inside, but there's too much water all over the place, I didn't even try to pull the styrophome (sp?) out. They wrote on the box that there was a box clam inside! Grrrrr... I wanna see it! I won't be able to put the rock in until noon today (another 3 hours at my lunch hour).

I'm wondering... an hour won't possibly be enough to put the rock in there & aquascape... what can I do to make sure the rock will stay perfect till I get home at 6? I was thinking I might be able to just stick the rock in there and put it in the bottom of the tank and arrange them when I get back. It's just a hassle cuz I have to take my canopy off and it's kinda too heavy for me to do alone. I have a 22 gal tub of saltwater premixed for my future water change... could I put it in there for a few hours? It's aerating right now, but not up to temp. If I were to do that, could I still use that water in a week or so when I go to do a water change? (salt is expensive here )

What would you guys do? Thanks!!
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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I'd put it in the tank, leave the canopy off (since the tank's empty, right? no fish, no corals, so who cares if the canopy is off a few hours).
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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No... it's not that... I made the canopy & it only opens half way. The rocks won't fit in there unless I take it off. It would take two people to remove it & my girlfriend works full time.

The tank has Aragonite sand & 60 pounds of Hirocks already in there cycling. No fish, no corals, but not too much room to stick rock just on the side
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:34 PM   #4
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I would take the rest of the day off!!!! :P

No really, I would put the rocks in the tank if at all possible. If not then put them in your future water change supply. Before you do, mix up another gallon or so with hot water and add it to bring the temp up. Add a heater and your good.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:50 PM   #5
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Good advice w/the hot water! That might help things out. I have a heater there... it just wasn't left on the entire time. I'll see if the rocks will fit into the tank... but it might be a stretch. We'll see. I'll just have to empty water out as the rocks will displace a bunch of water.

I wish I could take the day off! I could if I had a good reason Working 100% commission makes it easy to take off w/a good reason. (they don't have to pay you if you're not there!!)
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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I concure...take rest of the day off oooo....your looking sick....you need to go home, be sure to take ur LR with you and it will make you feel better...see if your boss will take that
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:23 PM   #7
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PHEW!!! 8O

Raced home, had enough time to put the rock into my tank & make sure that it was sturdy. The rock looks AWESOME! Not an inch on it that's not covered with coraline. I called them up and talked to Mike... thanked him and everything for the superb... errr... well... everything.

I saw a few crab looking things crawling around... hopefully they'll survive. When I get home today I'll do the aquascaping. One question I did have though: I'm hoping the LR will seed the base. But a couple of the pieces I got from LR.com were slightly bigger than some of the base rock pieces I have. Will the LR seed base rock if the base rock is on top? Or will the live only seed the base if the live is on top?

I'll take pics once everything is done!
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bump. I get off in 2 hours... wanna get straight to aquascaping!
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:17 PM   #9
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Tailing along, waiting for pics.........
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doesn't matter what's on top. but the LR should be, since it's prettier.
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