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Old 12-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #41
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Which resembles what you already have going. I would get that rock you like, but I would not buy all your LR for that much...that would end up totalling 700 bucks... But Xmas is upon us, look around the sites that sponsor the forum and others that we have talked about. There are bound to be deals somewhere. I paid 200 for 50 lbs and it was higher than other sites due to it not being fiji and other sites not having my caribean. Forgive spelling...just not with it today.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #42
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If you need 100lbs, get like 85 baserock an 15 LR then cycle in a rubbermaid bin.

Should take 3-4 weeks and it saves a ton of money.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:23 PM   #43
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Awesome tank.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #44
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Is base rock a dead rock?
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #45
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Basically yes. There is nothing alive in it. Some of it isn't even really rock...more like some odd stuff that reminds me of plaster of paris from elementary school art class.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #46
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Is base rock a dead rock?
Well, let me edit to say get dead or dried LR. base rock is anything, even concrete. So, bad choice of words.

Find someone that's breaking down their tank and get their dried LR. I have some myself but don't know if you'd want to pay shipping.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #47
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Reefcleaner.com has some of the best base rock. I loved my order, here's a pic
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:10 PM   #48
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Ok . . . I think I understand now. The final question I have is looking at my tank pics now - would u stack on top of the current rock or completely reconfigure making the base rock the very bottom. I def want to keep the sand area I have in the front. So I would want to build up and back. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:19 PM   #49
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My rock.

This is from an established tank that I bought and didn't add all the rock when I set it up. I just let it dry out after curing the other rock I didnt add initially.
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Dude, I would either put the base at the bottom or mix it up. Here is why. Depending on what your corals' needs are and if they are attached to your rock. Also will depend on rock size...putting big rocks ontop of small rocks and hope it won't fall over is...well you get the idea. You make it work, it won't matter as long as it doesnt fall over.
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