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Old 01-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Help with transforming base rock to love rock

K I have been doing a lot of research and it seems I am getting a lot of different answers... I currently have 60 gal fowlr and some coral set up .. I want in the future to move to a bigger tank 90-125... I want to start by growing my base rock into live rock ... I have a small 10 gal setup with regular 25watt lighting on it ... I have placed about 20lbs base rock in to start as well as 6-7lbs live rock from lfs... To that I added some rubble from my tank... All I have in the tank is a power head and heater ... If I am not going to house fish do I need filters or protein skimmer and do you think after seeding I can make base rocks live after some time... Please let me know if I need to change anything or add something to make this work.... Thanks
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #2
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Here is pic of the setups my 60 and 10... Thanks again...also if I try to scrape some green off the back of the 60 will that help the 10???
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no you don't need a filter or skimmer, honestly even if you had fish in it i still wouldn't put a skimmer.

if you're not going to put a fish in it then i would suggest putting some food every now and then to keep an ammonia source for the bacteria to survive on
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Ok I can do that would it make process any easier to add maybe a damsel or 2 also is the lighting ok for the rocks to start seeding and spreading in time
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the rock you can keep in the dark no need for it, unless you want it to grow coralline algae.

you could put a damsel after everything is cycled sure. i might pus a watchman goby and a pistol shrimp if it were up to me
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