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Old 02-22-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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keeping live rock

Is there anything that I need to do to keep live rock "alive"??
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Only the obvious of underwater. If you dont have any bioload in the tank you may need to feed the tank to keep the beneficial bacteria from starving.
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2 O. Clowns
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4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
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wht should i buy to feed the beneficial bacterial? any suggestion?
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Old 02-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #4
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A pinch of flake food every couple of days will work fine. It will create the same ammonia needed in cycling. The only difference is now you have the bacteria built up so you will see no ammonia spike at all. It will convert it as it is made.
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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS), 30lbs live rock(LR.com)
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer
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