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Old 08-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #21
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Well I bought the saltwater aquarium for dummies and I also bought this one.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #22
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So I started reading the SW aquarium for dummies, I'm couple pages in to chapter there and so far a lot of info on stuff u should know. I would recommend this book.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:44 AM   #23
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I just got one for 17 bucks.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #24
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So I was just at my LFS and the lady gave me an awesome idea. Make ur own live rock if u have time to wait. I have time to wait so I'm going to go buy a 40 gallon breeder and put like 5-10 lbs of live rock and how ever much rock that will work to make ur own. Instead of $8 a pound for rock or $2-$3 a pound. Something to think about.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #25
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I mostly use base rock myself and seed it with the live. I have over 500lbs of rock I'd say in total but only purchased about 30-40lbs of live to get all that. LOL Definitely a money saver. After a few weeks it will be "live" and after a couple months you wont be able to tell the difference.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:25 PM   #26
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Yeah, I think I'll go with that idea too. I need to save money. How much base rock and how much live rock would anyone recommend?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #27
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Well start out with 5-10 lbs and couple pounds of a rock that the live stuff will make a home in. And make the saltwater and a breeder or big tub and a HOB filter and a grow and keep the tank about 72-75 degrees and feed it a little do a water change once a month. I would do a little more research but that's what the lady at my LFS told me. I'm going back in Friday to get a tank and water
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Why would I need a HOB though if I have a refugium?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #29
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What's a refugium
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:39 PM   #30
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What's a refugium
It's a part in your sump, or can be separate, where you grow good algea, get filtration, and grow things to feed your fish with. I've heard of people using a HOB to grow things. It basically gives shelter.
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