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Old 06-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
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Still trying to figure out what rock to buy

Still trying to figure out what rock to buy. What rock do you have in your tank that you use for your corals and fish?

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I have a combination of Fiji, marshall island and tonga LR. I got all my LR "live". You really dont have to. Try using a majority of base rock and seed it with a little LR and it will be muuch cheaper.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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+1 I used 100 lbs of base ($ 1.79lb.) for my 90 gal. i bought 1 lb of fiji from petco 8 weeks later and every thing is covered with purple algee My LFS only sells FLA. live rock at $8.99 lb. I used the extra cash to buy a MP 40
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I used base rock from Marco and Reef Cleaners
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Anything with a lot of stuff on it will work well. The more biodiversity you can introduce on the live rock the better the tank will run long term.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys everyone. I've just been a little brain dead. Procrastinating buy rock because wasn't sure how things "sat" on the rocks, if I needed "flat" or not. Dense/Porous and making "cave". This coral higher in tank, this one lower and so forth. I have a whopping three pieces and I have my water lowered to just covering them. Added some sand last night but before I bought more rock, I've been "playing" with trying to get the rock in various positions and they keep toppling over. So I would be danged if I bought anymore and have them topple and break my tank. The rock I'm seeing online is good, (base or line) but what I see I can't seem to figure "the puzzle" out yet. I didn't want to try to figure out 1 piece this 1 piece that. I'd like to get the rock in at once cause I don't want to add it later and mess everything up.
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I should add, I've been looking at alot of tanks here and out on web. glue or not to glue. Arrangements and all so my critters do be happy in their home.
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I did'nt want to glue my rock so i drilled it and made pins from 1/4 in fiberglass rods my rocks lock like legos you can break your large rock into smaller pieces, save the rubble to use in your sump.
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I haven't glued any of my rock in any tank. LOL I change my mind too often for that.

I got my base rock from reefcleaners.
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Thanks everyone, last night I ordered 100 pounds base rock from reef cleaners. 50 of each kind. Hoping I can mix and match and come up with nooks and cranny's and such. I was hoping not to glue also cause I have a habit of rearranging. I hope the mixture will be easier to give "stability". I don't want a fish to get clunked on the head.

How do corals and anmeones (sp) and such stay on the rock? I was reading various lighting and placing they like. So when I do get decide what I want I can have the right layout. Haven't gone to far with that yet, but it says some like to be high in tank and some medium and some low, how do I make the various hights? Because don't they move around and pick they're own "spot" or do they stay were I put them?

That's was one hold up with rock decision. The where they attach and how they attach so I can form the the rock layout with all that in mind, like needing shelves or is "shelves" just a look preference. I have a hard time placing the different shapes I have to make a shelf lol. I like the shelf idea and look I've seen cause it looks like I can make a "tunnel" or two, want a cave also. So am hoping with the variety coming in the mail that the stuff will allow me to do that without cutting, pinning and gluing.
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