Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-04-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 38
First time marine set up, dry rock question

Hi All,

I have recently purchased a 90ltr (20gallon) marine set up. This is going to be my first marine set up. (If you wish to follow the process of my build my account is @fishtalem60)

Anyway!

I have 2 questions in regards to dry rock.

1. What is the minimum amount of dry rock that i need?
2. Can anyone recommend a good place to purchase in the UK?

Thanks in advance!

Tom
__________________

__________________
tom05r123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
A lb to lb and a half per gallon is common practice. some times you can get lucky online as once in a while people decide to tear down there tanks , and try to sell it off
__________________

__________________
Save
54seaweed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2016, 01:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 38
Awesome! Thanks for your advice, just been and purchased 9kg of dry rock. Got it for a good price in my lfs, 2.49 a kg!

My question now is, what do I need to add to get the cycle going once the dry rock and water is in the tank?

Could I buy say 2kg of live rock and add it do the tank? Or a cup of live sand to mix with what I am putting in?

Many thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
tom05r123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 03:58 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Coulsdon surrey
Posts: 6
Hi get some live rock from your Lfs and that should do to get it started but I would still stock slowly and test the water . Should be ready about 3 to 4 weeks , remember with saltwater patience is key . Good luck it is so rewarding
__________________
Patrick.niven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 09:21 PM   #5
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,527
all that is needed to start your cycle is a lady's stocking and a deli shrimp stocking is to put shrimp in
__________________
Save
54seaweed is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dry, dry rock, marine, question, rock, set up

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just got dry ferts for the first time. HELP...please :) fishman888888 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 16 09-25-2014 11:42 AM
Help using dry salt ferts for first time tmdavies Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 06-18-2012 05:01 AM
Wet/Dry Filter Set Up Question for First Tank 5x5 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 05-04-2011 04:49 PM
new set-up questions - metal halides, wet/dry, live rock Howdy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 18 04-22-2006 08:54 AM
Time to add marine life: Fish or Inverts first? ASpec Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 12-23-2004 02:11 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.