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Old 09-17-2011, 04:51 PM   #271
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Yeah I was thinking I can get away with the cheapo ones. Just concerned about what my lfs said about the bulbs failing. I know for a fact that there will be no corals in this tank so I don't want to spend alot of money in the one instance that I can actually go cheap on something for once.

This is so frustrating! I have almost everything I need for the build BUT a stand. One of the most basic and not so expensive items. And also the 55g is in the way, but I could break that down to bare tank and put it in the garage and make way for the 90g. I just don't know when someone will buy my tank setup and thats all that's holding me back from starting. grrr..it could be tonight or next week for all I know.

So I've been thinking on the cycling now since I got 250lb fo rock now. LOL
I WAS gonna move 50lbs from my 125g and put 50lbs of the base back in it's place. Now I'm thinking I may hard cycle the tank with all the base rock I just got. Well, not all of it, I don't want more than 120lbs or so in this build.

I was thinking of having alot of active fish so I want archways of rock and some other cool features I couldn't do in a reef what with having corals to be considered as far as rock placement.

if anyone has any suggestions or thoughts please share! I'm stuck in a build and need to feel I'm making progress even though I'm not. LOL
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:57 PM   #272
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You using a sump for the 90?
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #273
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Oh yeah!!! I have it pre drilled, my first real tank! I have a wet/dry with skimmer and all my pumps and hose. I have all the rock. and then some lol. I have the prefilter kit with all the parts required so I could hook it uptoday if I could. I wish I could. I;m kinda bored and I have so much to do. I have to go outside and rinse out filter socks and start moving 250 plus some lbs of rock outta my car. And then rinse it all and dry it out. Then it's on to water changes...
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why are you drying it out?
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:06 PM   #275
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Because I want it dry for now, I don't have the 90g up and I don't want to put it in the 55g cause I'm selling it.

is that wrong?
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i guess not. i would probably put it in a few rubbermaid bins to keep everything alive on it.
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It's only base rock, not live.

I would know better than that LOL
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oh. but it's wet now. how did it get wet?
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It's dry base rock right now all dusty and dirty so I need to take it and rinse off the dust and stuff. It was in someones storage locker that some guy bought so it's been a few years or so.
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ahh...ok. now it's all becoming clear.....
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