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Old 05-23-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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What do you guys think
How about giving us some details on your tank? Looks good, have you thought about maybe adding more rock? What are your plans with it?
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Yea I have thought about adding more rocks. But I think instead I'm going to get more corals that are on big rocks from the lfs to fill it up. But right now I've got a domino damsel that I've used to cycle and two ocellaris clowns that just got today. Also I have some mushrooms. Its a 30 gallon btw.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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If yer goin reef you need more rock. There is a putty that you can use to hold new corals in place.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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So how much more do I need
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #6
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You will need 1-1.5 lbs of rock per gallon. I have 65 lbs of rock for my 55G.
Your tank is coming along nicely.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #7
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Your tank will not cycle properly if you dont have the necessary rock, and each new rock you would add would create a mini cycle to some degree most likely. Also rocks that have been sitting in a fish store tank for a long time usually see lots of pest hitchhikers etc. your not really sure what your getting thats living inside the rock, not always the case but something to keep in mind.
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Your tank will not cycle properly if you dont have the necessary rock, and each new rock you would add would create a mini cycle to some degree most likely. Also rocks that have been sitting in a fish store tank for a long time usually see lots of pest hitchhikers etc. your not really sure what your getting thats living inside the rock, not always the case but something to keep in mind.
I got aiptasia, jelly fish, a mantis shrimp, many bristle worms, featherdusters, bristlestars, coral, and who knows what else. I agree, you need to get more live rock instead of buying more coral, odiously your not doing a fish only tank. Think of all the fun stuff you get with the rock!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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OK so I've had the tank running for 5 months. Its already competed the cycle. What your saying is if I buy more rocks then it will mini cycle? So do I really what new rocks?
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You can buy dry "base rock" and add it without having to worry about starting another cycle. Marco Rock and Bulk Reef Supply both sell nice dry base rock.
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Your tank will not cycle properly if you dont have the necessary rock...
That's not at all true. You can cycle a tank with 1 piece of rock....or none. What I think he means is by having such a small amount of live rock you are limited in the amount of fish you can keep. The live rock is your biological filtration and with such limited filtration the amount of bacteria in the rock can't handle a big bioload. If you had more fish than the filtration can handle you would be constantly fighting an ammonia/nitrite/nitrate problem.
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