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Old 12-29-2004, 05:39 PM   #11
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If you want to use the Bio Bale for now, just take it out once your tank is cycled.

Personally, I think you can easily do without the Bio Bale and just let your LR and substrate collect the bacteria. IMO, the ammount of bacteria that the Bio Bale can hold is meaningless when you have 70 pounds of LR in the tank. Not to mention the Bio Ball can trap and collection waste that might end up in the skimmer if it was allowed to flow back through the tank.
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:45 PM   #12
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Did you guys like the Liveaquaria rock? Any problems or recommendations about it? What would you guess the volume on the rock was?

Figured I should start my 75gal with about 90 lbs and then supplement with another 40+ from liverocks.com when almost done with initial curing. Will add cleaner dudes when ammonia levels down

I am planning on running the PCs during the curing process and supplementing with kalkwasser to encourage coralline growth. Did this before with great results
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:10 AM   #13
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I will be getting my rock tommorrow from Liveaquaria . I will take a pic for you and post it on this thread. I ordered the 45 lbs. of Fiji. I also ordered 10 lbs of Gulf and Keys from LR.com. I will post pics of both for you. From what i've read Liveaquaria has decent rock just not alot of hitchhickers. But for $150.00 for 45 lbs. hard to pass up. I'm basically doing the same thing you are i think.
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Old 12-30-2004, 12:16 AM   #14
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You go spongebobby!!! Kudos to you!!!

Share the knowledge!!!

I am probably going with reefermadness next week (the name is catchy and makes me hungry) to start and then over to LR once the long distance stuff cures well.
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