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Old 03-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #71
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I have seen a lot of talk about putting stuff like egg crate down before placing the base rock. Am I ok to just go ahead and place the rock directly on the glass? I would prefer that route if I can get away with it.
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I didn't put eggcrate under mine. Just as long as everything is secure and against the glass, you'll be fine. Some people like to epoxy their rock together... I did on some of mine, but ended up breaking it apart after figuring out that the more I went, the more I liked different scapes and the ability to change it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #73
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Yeah, I am hoping I don't have to epoxy anything. Does the reefrocks.net stuff lock together pretty well I take it?
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Yeah, I am hoping I don't have to epoxy anything. Does the reefrocks.net stuff lock together pretty well I take it?
Yes it does. There are soo many holes on the rock that it can be placed in so many positions.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #75
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Good to know, thanks.

I am getting my anchor points marked out for my AI Sols. No that is not an ancient voodoo stick or a festivus pole... I am just using a shower rod to mark the exact center of my tank on the ceiling. Also it is good to know DVDs are still good for something...

Anyone have opinions on the proper mounting height for my tank? I was just going to go at 10 to 12 inches above the water line unless I hear differently. I will have 2 units, each spaced about 12" from each side of the tank. What height do you suppose will give me coverage at depth?
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #76
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My LEDs are mounted in my canopy are sitting about 5 inches above the water line. Other's mount theirs 10" - 12" above the water line. That gives you room to work in the tank if you don't have a way to raise/lower your lights.

My rock is on the glass. Been there for 9 years now. Some people make pvc platforms, some put egg-crate under them. Egg crate is probably a bad idea cause it could cause dead spots with no water movement under the rock.

Have the fun of aquascaping is placing the rock so that it just rests on the rock(s) below and makes a solid wall with caves. There are so many areas in my rockwork that I would not see my mandarin for months at times. Found out when I was working from home one day that he did come around the front of the tank in the afternoon for a bit. But at lights out or company over, half the fish hide in the rockwork ad wont come out till the room settles down. On the other hand, when I get home from work they follow me begging for food... LOL.

Now get that rock in and placed and start filling that tank. Oh, do you want me to send you the rubber duckie I used while waiting for my uncured LR to cycle my tank?
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Ok, vortechs, heater, aqualifters, and salt are here.

Vortechs look sweet. Too bad it will be a bit before I get to see them in action.

Lights should be here today... waiting PATIENTLY

I am off to read about salt mixing and how that works. Anyone have a recommended SG for what I am planning? 1.025?
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.025 or .026will work. Also just mix for a long time. I e heard 6 hours if using a powerhead or pump to mix and twelve hours if you just use a manual stir here and there. Mine sits for 24 hour minimum just to be sure and i use a 750 koralia to mix
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I agree..natural SW is 1.024-1.026 so in that range you are good to go.
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Most of us mix to 1.025 and mix it overnight, if not for 24 hours. You can just mix it in the tank for the first time.
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