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Old 07-14-2014, 04:41 PM   #11
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I have a 75 long, I didn't realize they needed 100 gallons. I was just going by the inch per gallon ratio. I need to do some more reading / youtubing.
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You could do a kole or Tomini tang instead !


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I have 2 45 gal. tanks full of freshwater right now, I can make 75 gal. a day. I know I will have to feed all the inverts, as well as the fish. I'm new to the hobby, not stupid.
You said you were going to put a cleanup crew in after cycling dry rock. Why would be my question. There's nothing to clean, not that they "clean" anything anyway. New to the hobby could equal stupid if you didn't do your research, and I see that you didn't. You could be a brain surgeon, but one that can't keep snails alive. This is what I'm trying to help you avoid.
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Since the title of this thread is Rinsing Gravel I will answer it straight to the point. It is common to use tap water to rinse them but the cycling should have been done together with the dry rocks. Now you have to start all over to cycle those gravel.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:04 AM   #15
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I'm going to rinse the 60 lbs. of dry gavel and add it along with the 40 lbs. of live gravel. This is after I have completed the aquascape. I am curing the dry rock in a separate container. My new 75gal display tank is still dry. I intend to fill the tank 70% full of rodi saltwater, add the rock, top off water, and then add the gravel (for better support) using a 3" dia. length of PVC pipe to minimize cloudiness and strain on filters. I'll watch the water parameters, and when all is right I should be able to start adding fish.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:51 AM   #16
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How do you plan on cycling the tank?
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Once I have everything in place and the water topped off, I wait, check my water parameters until they're all in the top peg. With the cured rock and live gravel's beneficial bacteria doing their stuff, I'm counting on a reduced waiting period.
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Rinsing gravel

Unless the rock your curing has an ammonia source your not cycling it, and "live" sand in a bag isn't really live it's just wet. Your going to want to add an ammonia source to get the spike going. Dry rock and sand isn't going to do it.
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OK, I give up. What do you suggest ?
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
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Rinsing gravel

I always use a thawed table shrimp in a media bag and leave it in for about a week. You can also dose it up with pure ammonia from a home goods store.
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