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Old 06-13-2011, 10:50 AM   #11
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And I don't want to just "pile" it in there and have a blob. My live rock I bought was 25 pounds and there are only 3 pieces so they are pretty hefty to move, but making a shelf cause only one piece could be place on top to form the shelf/tunnel and it's the heavyiest one. I couldn't get it to rest solidily on the other two. The pic in my profile shows the 3. It's sitting on the top but one slight touch from me and over it goes.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #12
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You [place your corals where you want, they dont move.

You just find a spot on the rockwork that matches it's needs ie: higher up for say SPS corals, near the top of your rockwork and mushrooms can be on the bottom sandbed. Corals will be attached to a rock or plug when you buy them so you can be creative.

Anenmomes move about freely until they find a place they like with good light and water flow. You have no control over them. Part of the reason I rehomed mine, I was always worried it was gonna move around and it was huge!
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And I don't want to just "pile" it in there and have a blob. My live rock I bought was 25 pounds and there are only 3 pieces so they are pretty hefty to move, but making a shelf cause only one piece could be place on top to form the shelf/tunnel and it's the heavyiest one. I couldn't get it to rest solidily on the other two. The pic in my profile shows the 3. It's sitting on the top but one slight touch from me and over it goes.

You'll see, with 100lbs of rock coming you will fill up your tank! And yeah, you kinda just pile it in there and presto you'll have a rockscape. It seems haphazard now but when you get into it you'll see. I would save any flatter rocks you get in the mail for the top pieces or shelves. It's really no9t as hard as you think. TRUST me, I have ZERO creativity but my tanks look ok.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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You [place your corals where you want, they dont move.

You just find a spot on the rockwork that matches it's needs ie: higher up for say SPS corals, near the top of your rockwork and mushrooms can be on the bottom sandbed. Corals will be attached to a rock or plug when you buy them so you can be creative.

Anenmomes move about freely until they find a place they like with good light and water flow. You have no control over them. Part of the reason I rehomed mine, I was always worried it was gonna move around and it was huge!
Thanks.

I've seen pic of rock/plug when looking but then do I need to make a hole for the plug?

Wasn't gonna ask here but after research I can't figure how to get flow around all the rock and where the flow would need to be and on top of that how much flow. I don't want my critters on the back of the rock where I can't see them but I don't want the rock on the back wall, I've read that's not a good idea.

Wanted to try to keep most of those type in my build thread so I have everything in one spot. Especially since I bought the additional sand and still have a good 35 pounds in the bag, cause once the sand settled and I see that I need to move it around in the tank, that what I had was plenty (beside wanting to add the black) hence, my thought, how to store this sand now, looks like I may have another tank later on and also when I ordered the rock, I am not sure if I will have "left over" -hmm I could use it in another tank. hahahahaha so that "2nd" tank has already sprouted before I ordered the rock. lol
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:48 AM   #15
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Cut a piece of cardboard the size of your tanks footprint then dry scape your rock, this way you can see how it will look from all sides take pics so you can keep it the way you like. use a 1.5 in pvc pipe as a funnel to place your sand around and behind your rocks. I hid a small PH behind my rocks and once a week i make a storm with it blows any thing out were i can get to it.
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Got email today. My rock has been shipped. Woohoo! Their service is awesome! He kept me updated and even asked me what I wanted. Told him what I was looking to do and sent my stuff out AND wants to know how I like it when it comes in. Shows he cares! Hats off and +1!
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