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Old 04-13-2011, 03:49 PM   #161
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Woohoo the rock finally got here! Also got my Ro/di unit today too. Below is what 50lbs of base rock looks like from reefcleaners. It's actually in really big pieces, I may have to break a few. And theres like no rubble to speak of so I need to break some anyway for the filter.

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #163
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So here's what I ended up with. 20lbs of pink aragonite live sand, 30 lbs of base rock in the display and 10lbs of live rock from my 55g in the main part. I only had maybe 4 lbs of leftover rubble tpo put in the middle compartment. I guess i will have to get more locally. Does that sound right?
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Looks nice! Good luck breaking it haha it's hard stuff!
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LOL Tell me about it. I got a bunch though, but not enough. Do you think what I got so far is good?

Also, I put 3 ugly as butt pieces of LR from the 55g in, where should I place them in the cube? If I hide them all on the bottom underneath I don't know if I will get the full advantage of them.

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I'd hide them, i don't think it would make a difference, the good bacteria will still spread just as well i'm pretty sure.

Looks like you could make some nice caves with those longer slim pieces, or try to stand them up vertical (if they are secure enough not to topple over that is, propping smaller rock at the base helps). I have a nice long piece propped up against my back wall and i like the way it looks, the deep sand helps hold it up too.
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Here's what I have in my cloudy water so far lol

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Looks pretty good! You should try stacking them so there are some caves, or maybe there is lol hard to tell from a pic. Did you use that long one in the top right of your rock pic? That would be a nice one to lay across two round ones or something. My brother usually does all the aquascaping haha hes pretty dang good at it.
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I took the long one for my corals in the big tank. lol

This is only the first layout, I haven't even tried to change it yet til the cloudiness subsides a bit.

On a very bad but possible note, I might have a leak in the cube. I have water underneath the front between tank and stand. It had made a tiny puddle on floor. :-( I turned off the filter to see if it stops. I'm hoping it was just something with me messing around cause it would suck beyond belief if the cube is bad....
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