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24" Coralife Lunarlights 3 20.00%
20 lbs. of Keys Rock from Liverocks.com 12 80.00%
Stop waisting all of your money on your stupid fish! 0 0%
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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New lights, or new live rock?

Hey Gang,

What should I spend My hard earned money on?

24" Coralife Lunarlights? ( I currently have a standard hood.)
or 20 lbs of Keys rock from Liverocks.com? (I currently have 40 lbs of keys rock.)

I am slowly working my way toward a nice little reef tank.

thanks!
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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Option C, but we should all start doing that. :P
I would go with the rock, would set you up about perfect. I am considering some more myself.
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Lunar lights would be nice, but I've gotta agree with quarryshark. Keys rock is the way to go.
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Oh wait.....aren't you getting married pretty soon?
Get both, get them now and whatever else you need/want.
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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Rock is always a winner
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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I say get upgraded lighting. Most of the time when you purchase corals they are attached to live rock already. I see that a lot of people have too much rock in their tanks because they don't take in account that a lot of corals come with rocks.
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what is the extra rock going to do as far as filtration? will it make a big impact?
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IMO, I'm sure the rock will help but you got to also remember that when you are adding rock you are also taking away valuable real estate from corals and fish especially in smaller tanks like ours . And more rock you have the less water volume you will also have.
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You need the rock for filtration. You don't need the extra lighting now since you have only fish so far. Don't worry about the lighting until you are ready to start adding the corals and/or anemones.
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:19 PM   #10
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I say rock. Then again I am still always buying rock. I think I spend about $50 a month on rock. That way I dont spend all my hard earned money on rock.

However, I bought my lighting system first. I think it is all about preferance and what is more important to you. If you want to start with the lighting, you will get more coraline algae growth as you slowly add the rock. But if you go the other way you could have a healthy tank first, then start growing algae.

If I had to do it again, I would get the rock first!
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