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Old 04-17-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Why im choosing baserock

hey all I've deccided to share my opnion as to why im choosing base rock. First hitchhikers. yes you may get good ones but things like spagheti worms and sea spiders creep me out beyond beleife and i want to be able to reach my hand into my tank when nessacary i do like the idea of a bristle worm or two is there any way i could possiably get em from somewhere? Second the risk of introducein parasites etc. Third id like to be able to watch my rock become like and grow coraline algae
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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Are you not going to seed it with a few pieces of live rock?
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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yeah about 5lbs or less but im goin to inspect the crap outa em hopefully i dnt get antipasta
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are you making an italian dish?
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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With just a 10g, you really only need a few pieces of LR rubble to seed a good 8-9lbs of base rock. It is a good idea to wear gloves when you play around in the tank no matter what you have in there. You don't know what could be hiding under a rock. With aiptasia, I can gurantee you that no matter how hard you try to prevent it, you will more than likely have a problem with is sooner or later.
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are you making an italian dish?
whats that mean??
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With just a 10g, you really only need a few pieces of LR rubble to seed a good 8-9lbs of base rock. It is a good idea to wear gloves when you play around in the tank no matter what you have in there. You don't know what could be hiding under a rock. With aiptasia, I can gurantee you that no matter how hard you try to prevent it, you will more than likely have a problem with is sooner or later.
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I worked my tail off to try and prevent it. One little one in a hole will make more. There's almost no way to completely prevent aiptasia. Thankfully we can get rid of it, but that's just one of the annoying parts of the hobby.
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With just a 10g, you really only need a few pieces of LR rubble to seed a good 8-9lbs of base rock. It is a good idea to wear gloves when you play around in the tank no matter what you have in there. You don't know what could be hiding under a rock. With aiptasia, I can gurantee you that no matter how hard you try to prevent it, you will more than likely have a problem with is sooner or later.
so should i just buy a pound or two of lr rubble lr rubble is cheap so thats good
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whats that mean??

It's aiptasia, not antipasta, that's what the reference to making italian was for
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I worked my tail off to try and prevent it. One little one in a hole will make more. There's almost no way to completely prevent aiptasia. Thankfully we can get rid of it, but that's just one of the annoying parts of the hobby.
the only way ikno to get rid of it is to inject with lemon juice is that a good method
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