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Old 06-21-2009, 02:30 PM   #11
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If you are wanting to do something you could get your Saltwater in the tank to get it up to temp and make sure it is at the right salinity.
So, i can clean the aragonite, fill the tank with water get the salinity to where it has to be, start up the filter but don't start cycle till i get the some base and LR.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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Inferno, you could probably even go with less LR and more base....If you have a LFS nearby, you can add LR a little at a time, the die-off from the LFS to your house (assuming it is not a long drive) will be little to none....or you could make your own rock:
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I wish I had the time to make it myself, I've got two girls 5 and 3 plus the wife if you know what i mean. I've followed the thread and found pretty cool.
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Hmmm, sounds like the making your own rock could be a great family "adventure"....
You can start the cycle if you like, the filter will start cultivating the bacteria and when you add the LR, it might help with the die-off. It really doesn't matter either way since you are getting the LR shipped, there will be die-off regardless.
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Hmmm, sounds like the making your own rock could be a great family "adventure"....
You can start the cycle if you like, the filter will start cultivating the bacteria and when you add the LR, it might help with the die-off. It really doesn't matter either way since you are getting the LR shipped, there will be die-off regardless.
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Then I'll order the stuff and get on the other preparations done.
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Just make sure that when you get the LR you get the first layer (lack of better word) down to the glass so that if you get a gobie you won't get a landslide when he tries to dig under your rockwork.
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Just make sure that when you get the LR you get the first layer (lack of better word) down to the glass so that if you get a gobie you won't get a landslide when he tries to dig under your rockwork.
It's funny you say that, My cichlids did just that and 2 of them perished, it happened over night and I found the 2 under the 20 lb rock. Advice very well received. Thanx, i almost forgot about that for the new tank.
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Just make sure that when you get the LR you get the first layer (lack of better word) down to the glass so that if you get a gobie you won't get a landslide when he tries to dig under your rockwork.
I think I would wait about putting in the sand. If you put it in to start with = sandstorm, then moving it around for rock = sandstorm. That will put more stress on your filter. I have read a lot about people starting rock work then pouring the sand around it. This seems to make a lot of sense. IMO
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I've done it both ways and no matter what, you still get a sand storm...lol.
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I've done it both ways and no matter what, you still get a sand storm...lol.
Hopefully it wont be that bad, i bought #1 aragonite base.
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