Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
scubasteve03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: magnolia tx
Posts: 383
Wow lol. So ya you should be good with what you are doing now can't wait to see the beginings of a great tank.
__________________

__________________
scubasteve03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Terrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipton34
I see where yall are coming from. I ordered the bacteria from dr. Foster and Smith. Ill go ahead and add them just to see what happens. I'm hoping the tank will be cycled by the time I get back. Which will be 2 1/2 weeks.
Which product did you order? Certain products are junk and few are actually legit.
__________________

__________________
Kind Regards,
Terrance
Terrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Tipton34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 355
I bought the instant ocean brand. And one more question, the organisms living on the live rock, do they not need light to grow?
__________________
Tipton34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 08:52 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
If you are truly adding live rock, you shouldn't need to add anything. The rock already has everything you need on it. I just set up a 90g reef with 60 lbs of quality live rock and it cycled in 9 days.
__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 09:08 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Newfiereefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanMonster
If you are truly adding live rock, you shouldn't need to add anything. The rock already has everything you need on it. I just set up a 90g reef with 60 lbs of quality live rock and it cycled in 9 days.
I would suggest more LR for a tank this size, I have 45LB in my 55g and should have about 60, general rule is 1pound per gallon minimum
__________________
Newfiereefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
I actually have more than that now. All of the coral I've been buying has come with live rock attached.
__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Tipton34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 355
I plan on having around 40 pounds to start off. I have 11 pounds that was left over from my first attempt but its been outside for three years. I figured it would be a good base rock
__________________
Tipton34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Newfiereefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 283
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipton34
I plan on having around 40 pounds to start off. I have 11 pounds that was left over from my first attempt but its been outside for three years. I figured it would be a good base rock
That will be a great start. I would wash the 11lb from outside since 3 years is long enough for plenty of nasties to grow on it. Other wise I'd say 40lb for a tank that size is a great start to your cycling. Also when adding more rock later , I would not do a huge amount of rock at once it could case a lil mini cycle for your tank .
__________________
Newfiereefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Tipton34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 355
I've been soaking the rock from the pasture in a bucket of water. So it should be clean.
__________________

__________________
Tipton34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.