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 07-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmetto Fl.
Posts: 77
Rinsing gravel

My BRS Pukani dry rock is almost cured. I have 100 lbs. of Carib-Sea gravel, 2 bags of live and 3 dry. Should I rinse the dry gravel in rodi water rather than tap water ? This is my 1st rodeo if you haven't figured that out by now. At this stage of the game I'm covering all bases. Hoping to add my cleanup crew a week after I get the aquascaping completed. And the following week I intend to add 2 clownfish and 1 yellow tang. My rock (60 lbs) has been curing since June 1st. Ammonia is still @ .025ppm. if not .030, you know how those color charts are.
__________________

__________________
Jeff5225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
You won't have enough RODI to rinse that sand thoroughly. It will take a lot of water to get most of the dust out of it.
You don't need any sort of cleanup crew at all, and you definitely will not be able to keep them alive without adding supplemental food. This tank will have no food in it at all. All dry rock and sand besides the 2 bags of live which won't bring enough food to feed a single crab or snail.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 02:31 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmetto Fl.
Posts: 77
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.
__________________
Jeff5225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 03:15 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 1,734
at this point it matters not at all if you rinse the sand with tap water, you don't have any livestock to be concerned with. just dose the tank with some Prime or whatever water conditioner you have when you get it set-up and full. any residual chlorine will gas off with aeration/turbulence within a day, and Prime will handle any metals or similar.

I agree about waiting on a "clean-up crew" although hermits would most likely be ok if you make sure they get enough food, but snails and such you should wait a couple/few months before adding.
Wait until you get the brown uglies (diatoms) which plague just about every new set-up and then add a turbo snail or two if you like.
__________________
PB_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:11 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmetto Fl.
Posts: 77
Thanks a lot, I have 2 20 lb. bags of live gravel as well, the kid at Petco told me rinsing that was not necessary. I'll get the fish first then, and the clean up crew later. I plan on buying 3 the 1st week and the other 3 the next. I want to hold it down to 6 fish. Thanks again.
__________________
Jeff5225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:15 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dav3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,233
Rinsing gravel

Space out livestock additions. Add a pair of clowns then wait 3-4 weeks before adding another. Make sure you wait 3-4 weeks between each fish unless you are adding a pair.
__________________
Dav3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Palmetto Fl.
Posts: 77
Well, I'm planning on 2 Clowns, 2 B&W Clowns, 1 Tang and 1 Cardinal Fish.
__________________
Jeff5225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Southern Cali
Posts: 1,734
I'll say it first before the "Tang Police" say it, a 55 is simply not enough swimming room for a tang and it will succumb to myriad ailments due to stress.

You may want to consider a dwarf angel, it will provide the constant swimming around foraging activity the same as tangs do.

EDIT: do you have a 55 or am I thinking of someone else?
__________________
PB_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,534
that tang will be a tight fit considering they need 100+g

Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Yellow Tang - Hawaii

Quote:
I'm new to the hobby, not stupid.
this attitude is unnecessary

he was giving you sound advice in no way was he calling you stupid !!!!
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 04:34 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
Rinsing gravel

And 4 clowns will turn into 2 clowns eventually unless the tank is huge

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gravel

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gravel Gravel Gravel and Sick Corys Fish Head J Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 02-12-2006 01:28 PM
Fluorite - how much rinsing???!!! _Nemo_ Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 13 02-05-2004 01:59 PM
Rinsing Sand toddwess Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-12-2004 11:58 PM
rinsing flourite shellym Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 08-12-2003 11:09 PM
Rinsing Filter in Tank Water? littlelouie Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-31-2003 04:20 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 AM.


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