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 09-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
~48x17.5x18+the sump.
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 12:24 PM   #32
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
bobothefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 60
I got it in my tank. Came from the keys and it was jam packed with critters. great base rock.
__________________

__________________
Bobo
bobothefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 02:47 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
If the "critters' were still alive and the rock did not dry up completely, then the bacteria would also be alive and therefore it would be LR not base rock.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #34
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
bobothefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 60
your right

Either way its great living in Florida for us reefers.
__________________
Bobo
bobothefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #35
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
bobothefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 60
Oh by the way, how deep of a sand bed to be considered a DSB?
__________________
Bobo
bobothefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #36
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishmonkey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 1,207
i THINK its like 6 inches deep to be considered a deep sand bed??
__________________
fishmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #37
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Charlton, MA
Posts: 544
Around 4-6 inches is the average DSB, however go as deep as you like.
__________________
AMDPhenomX4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 05:24 PM   #38
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
It takes a few weeks before you start to see the nitrogen bubbling out of the sandbed.
Below is a picture of the nitrogen bubbling out of the sand. Those streaks of white are some of the bubbles. Also look at all the bubbles in the sandbed.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #39
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
bobothefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 60
So, I got to thinking about the mangroves and decided to go to the local island mangrove forest (because I can) and pick up some pods w roots. So what kind of light source should I use? while I was there I got some of that mud because it seems so rich. thinking about putting it in my sump or growing the mangroves in it but I cant put it in the tank so not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions?
__________________
Bobo
bobothefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:04 AM   #40
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
They do well bare root. That is how I have them and they have been in there for more than 18 months. Once a month I turn them so as not to let a root work it's way into a seam of the AQ.
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dry, dry rock, rock, sw aquarium

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
Real Wood/Rock in Aquariums. (Some basic questions) RobertsBaby Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 01-04-2010 01:55 PM
What is the best way to add dry Rock? InfernoST Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 24 08-02-2009 08:17 AM
Rock weight in aquariums Marvelous Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 04-03-2009 05:17 PM
shell thing embedding in florida rock tiredfish Saltwater & Reef - Identification 1 01-30-2004 06:54 AM
also found something on florida rock thisanthrope Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 07-29-2003 10:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.


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