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Old 09-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Diving in to saltwater

Here are a few pictures of my first attempt at saltwater. I do have to say I like looking at the live rock more than my freshwater tanks lol. Bare with me as I try to aqua scape. Oh in addition I have never seen ammo levels as high as what I have right now. They are off the chart! Any newb advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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More live rock and let that baby cycle well. Love it so far though!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
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I second the motion more live rock and maybe try some smart start complete SW
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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I agree I need more live rock. The cost in my are is outrageous
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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Live rock is definitely in its future. Thanks for the positive words. I will be adding more dry Fiji rock this week. With the cost of live rock locally at about $8 per lb it will be mostly dry rock for now. Will adding live rock later create a mini cycle?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Daaaaaam where the heck do you live that's double the price of Idaho live rock
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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Yea there is someone selling it for 3$ a lb in boise! Where in Idaho are you?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:48 PM   #8
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Boise lol yea u can find it from like random people for cheap here sumtimes. It is usually right about four bucks a pound from the fish stores
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:34 AM   #9
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In Tennessee it's around $7/lb :/
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:36 AM   #10
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Dry base rock is really cheap. I got BRS pukani rock which seems expensive, but the rock is so porous that you don't need that much. I'd say 1/2-1lb per gallon would work..maybe even less if you want. I bought 100 lbs for my 70 gallon and only used 3/4. There are 12 one foot rocks and 3 huge two feet rocks. They are fairly easy to aquascape b/c they have a seamless look (fit together nicely) and there's obviously no pests if that's a concern.
I know I sound like a salesperson, but I just really love this rock and wanted to recommend it to you
BRS Pukani Dry Aquarium Live Rock - Bulk Dry Live Rock - Bulk Reef Supply
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