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Old 02-16-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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My LR should Arrive Today...

I have my 46 Gal Bowfront waiting for my LR, which should show up today...

I ordered 45 lbs of Select Fiji Premium and 35 lbs of Fiji Foundation (base) from Liveaquaria.com that should be delivered this afternoon.

I have my Tank filled about 3/4 with RO/DI Water that I've added salt to that is right between 78-79 Degrees with a SG of 1.024. I also have added just under 50lbs of Substrate that I think looks to be in the 2" area (if I leveled it all off).

My "plan" is to get the rock, rinse in Tub of Salt Water and right into the tank to start my intial cycle. I'm not sure if I will add all 80 lbs at once, but will see how it looks once I start adding... I think that the Base should go on the bottom and the LR arround the top. I've never Aquascaped anything, so it will be a new experience for me.

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Sounds good man. Im going to be starting that same process hopefully this weekend!! Let me know how everything goes...i was thinking about buying my LR from liveaquaria.com as well.....same thing!! foundation rock and LR. Let me know how everything works out!!!

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Old 02-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Here is my ~80 lbs from Live Aquaria... 45 lbs of Select Premium Fiji and 35 lbs of Fiji Foundation...

Overall fairly happy... there was quite a bit of "Rubble" (1-3 inch long pieces).. but I think it seems OK...

P.s. I did move the big hunk on the upper right that looks very precarious.

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Old 02-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #4
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they sent you some real nice shapes, let us know how ur cycles coming along
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Looks great man!!! you recommend the liveaquaria stock??? I was leaning towards that sight as well!
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Nice Hows' the "life" on it and do you think it was worth getting "Select Premium Fiji" which is the "best hand picked lr" according to thier site?
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Nice Hows' the "life" on it and do you think it was worth getting "Select Premium Fiji" which is the "best hand picked lr" according to thier site?
Not sure about the "life" yet... don't see too much, but I'm not sure I know what I'm looking at... There seems to be good array of colors, but didn't really have time to look at all the nooks and cranny's yet. I will more tonight and this weekend.

I do recommend the Rock overall, I just think the amount of small "rubble" type pieces (Size of my Finger, or maybe 2 Fingers Side-by-Side) was more than I may have expected. I didn't weigh the rock as I took it out, but the Small Pieces were more than a few large Handfuls (which I didn't really think were big enough to use in my tank).

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if you have a sump or a cannister filter put the rubble in there
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if you have a sump or a cannister filter put the rubble in there
I have neither right now...
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I do recommend the Rock overall, I just think the amount of small "rubble" type pieces (Size of my Finger, or maybe 2 Fingers Side-by-Side) was more than I may have expected. I didn't weigh the rock as I took it out, but the Small Pieces were more than a few large Handfuls (which I didn't really think were big enough to use in my tank).
Thanks Kind of surprised as well about the smaller pieces considering its hand picked premium rock and comes with a premium price. Could be they included a couple of handfuls to be used in the sump and hadn’t really planed for you to use it in the main. If you had specified the size ie: 4+” you might have had better results but either way I’m glad you’re happy

I’m always a little skeptical of the “perfect” photos that most online sites post of lr just after removing from the ocean and teeming with life. With the exception of liverocks.com I haven’t seen too many people with lr to match what’s shown online.
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