Originally Posted by Oceanicsublimat
I've got some of this baserock sitting ontop of the sand and liverock ontop of that..will the sandsifting starfish or any other type of burrowing animal be ok, when I get them in a few weeks?? or should I position the rock to let the base touch the bottom glass?
If your going to have any kind of digging or tunneling animals, the closer to the glass the better. These kinds of animals can get underneath and undermine the stability. Sandstars will not be a concern; mostly gobies, jawfish and pistol shrimp.
, I would recommend against the sandstar. More commonly they will starve to death after a few months.
and should I turn on my protein skimmer now?
I would. Reduced organics will mean more life preserved.