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Old 01-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #51
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The place I'm getting the cube from told me they have a 300 gallon tank filled with live rock. Can that be? It's a place called House Of Fins in Greenwich CT. He said he has everything I need to start the cycle. Sand, rock whatever I need. On my way!!
Oh ya totally possible, but that is definaty not the cheapest way to go man. Just go to reefcleaners and buy 35 lbs of dry reef rock, then get another 10 of live to add to the base.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:07 PM   #52
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Ok will do man. Also I was reading. Put the rock down first right? Like right on the glass so if I have any creatures that dig the rocks won't shift. Am I on the right track?
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #53
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Ok will do man. Also I was reading. Put the rock down first right? Like right on the glass so if I have any creatures that dig the rocks won't shift. Am I on the right track?
Yea, but i feel uneasy about putting 30lbs of rock directly on glass..so im going to add half of my sand, really dig the rocks into it, then add the rest.

Another option is to put egg crate on the bottom of the tank and stick the rocks directly on that. Then add all of your sand.

Either or!

Im also going to glue all my unstable rocks together so that none fall, i want to create some archways!
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I like the archway idea!!
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #55
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I like the archway idea!!
Dude totally, ima put rocks on both sides making some nice caves, and just make arch after arch. hopefully it turns out just like it is in my head
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Place was no good!! I'm soo you know what. The guy tallied it all up and at the end we were at $1,400 no rock or fish!!! That was tank,stand,sand,protein skimmer and hydrometer. Oh and a heater. That was crazy!! And the regular 29 gallon bio cube without that special light was under 400 bucks!! With the same included!! Did I miss something?! WOW!!!
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Place was no good!! I'm soo you know what. The guy tallied it all up and at the end we were at $1,400 no rock or fish!!! That was tank,stand,sand,protein skimmer and hydrometer. Oh and a heater. That was crazy!! And the regular 29 gallon bio cube without that special light was under 400 bucks!! With the same included!! Did I miss something?! WOW!!!
What the heck?? Did he misplace that 1 or somthing?

Uhmmm, craigslist. Lol
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Yeah bummer but I'll get there by this weekend!!
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Will the lights on the regular bio cube 29 be sufficient for corals? I'm being told no. I'm being told my the LFS that I need the HQI bio cube for corals. Anything less and it's just a rock and fish tank.
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Check with carey as she has one .. but im pretty sure it'll support most of the lower maintenance corals.. so no clams, sps, or anemones
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