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Old 02-16-2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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Not wanting to really add more rock ,
I just added my wave maker today 1800 liters ph which is just a bit more then the 10x 160 liters
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Rationale for not adding rock?

It will allow you to have more fish because of the natural filtration that occurs from the organisms/benefiicial bacteria living on it after you cycle.
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Only looking at having 4-5 fish
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:40 PM   #14
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I'd still do more rock. They feel better with places to swim thru and hide, etc.
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If your LR was already cured then your ammonia spike may not go as high as everyone is thinking. With my 120g it never even had to cycle as all my LR was cured.
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+1 to rush.

All my LR had been in my lfs long enough that it had cured, and were actually growing coraline algae, and during my cycle..if you could call it that..my ammonia never went over .25
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I'm looking to add coral later on so I think I prob have enough lr and base in there as once I add coral it will look cluttered , is it worth putting a bit more lr or do u think I'm on the right track
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Check out pics of other reef tanks. Coral doesn't often come on large rock sufficient to create nicer aquascapes IMO. BUying coral and hoping to fill the tank more will mean smaller pieces of rock I believe. I'd still voter for more rock to create ledges and spaces where smaller rocks with new coral might fit.

Anyway, look at a few other tanks and you decide if you're happy with your current rock. Just my two cents.
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I would put 3x the rock in there and scoot it toward the back of the tank.
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If I add some base rock will it affect the cycle ?
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