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Old 06-22-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
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My New SW Tank! So Happy

Thi sis My new Sw tank.
It's a 2ft cube, about 50 or so gallons.
I'm in the process of getting captive bred Occelaris clowns and an anenome....
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Old 06-22-2006, 07:59 AM   #2
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Fake live rock!?!?! That stuff looks outstanding.
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Beautiful rock!
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Very nice, not big on the air stone things but other than that A++++. Whats in the bag BTW?
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Looks good. What is fake live rock?
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:31 PM   #6
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In the bag is a Starks Damsel to get it started.

The tanks been set up for about 12 days, i'm impatient so i bought a fish before i get the clowns and anenome. The LFS said they would take the damsel back when i get the clowns for incompatibility reasons. I heard the damsels can get aggressive so i dont want to upset anything.

The fake LR is a moulded plastic with weights in it. When it new up close you can see it's fake, but after a couple of months with alge growth it looks the part. I was a bit sceptical at first, but now i think it looks pretty cool without the dramas of LR.

CIVICMAN do you think its too much air? or just the ugly airstone?
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Airstone makes the tank look unnatural IMO

LR is used in an aquarium primarily for their filtration ability, not for the look. I doubt that fake LR has the same filtration ability as real LR, so ur tank will be considered a "fish only tank". U'll have to purchase better if not more filtration equipment without LR in ur tank.
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Is your tank already cycled. You werent going to do it with the damsel were you? Please read article about fishless cycle.
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Yeah from what you jsut said you are puttign fish in your tank that has only be setup for 12 days. That is not long enough to have a cycle run on your system. YOu could be dooming your fish to early deaths by not properly gettign yoru tank cycled.
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If the plastic is in any way porous, it'd work along the same lines as real LR, but not nearly as effective since most live rock is soooo full of inner passages and holes etc.

And FYI, I buy live rock all the time for the aesthetics, not just for the filtration aspects.
I have many tanks now (more and more as time goes by!) and I love getting new rock and watching it in the QT tanks... all the mysterious life on the stuff (especially when ordered straight from the ocean packed in water!) is so cool and fascinating.

My 2 cents.. sorry for the threadjack.
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