thank you much if i use ls and lr will i need a sup?
No, but you may want one anyway. For the most part the most efficient skimmer models are in sump skimmers, it is also a good place to put other auxillary equipment.
and is ls as risky to add as lr as far as pests are concerned?
is not going to harbor to many unwanted critters. LR
can come with mantis shrimp and some hitchhiker crabs, but there are ways to prevent them from entering your tank. One of our Advisors posted about a method where you mix about 5 gallons of new SW
(mixed at the proper SG
, and temp) to rinse the new rock in. The key is rather than RO
water or tap water, you use carbonated soda water to mix the salt. The carbonation drives the pests crazy and they adandon their hols in the rock in an effort to be clear of the fizzing. Be prepared though, it gets to the good ones as well as the bad ones. After dunking in the carbonated seawater, rinse in regulae Sw
and put it in the tank or curing vessel.
where is the best place to get ls don't think my local fishstore has that.
If you can find some fellow reefers in your area that use a Live Sand Bed for filtration...you can seed some dry sand with several cups of their LS
and withing a few weeks you will have LS
, that is the "best" place to get LS
from. Otherwise, you can check online with www.inlandaquatics.com