Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:23 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
Several of you recommended liverocks.com - I will definitely give them a try. Any recommendations on getting the live sand? How do you calculate how much sand is needed? I have a 125 Gal tank, and will want to do the med (3-5 inches) DSB.
__________________

__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 10:52 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
Ya lr pds will fool you! Here is my 75g with 155pds of lr.

__________________

__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 10:53 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
Here is a link to a sand depth calculator. You just need to know how deep you would like it.

http://aquariumadvice.com/calcs2.php?type=sanddepth

__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 12:56 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
Any recommendations of a website to get the live sand?
__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:07 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
You can always go to Home Depot and get sm Southdown play sand. Then find a reputable LFS that you trust and ask them for a couple of pounds of LS from one of their reefs. In time...it iwll all become LS. You can save a lot of money this way and have more to spend on LR.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 272
Now, I'm pretty out of date on aquarium keeping, but it used to be said that you shouldn't keep more than 3 in of sand in depth because it would harbor anaerobic bacteria... does live sand have enough burrowers to keep this from happening? I've seen so called livesand at the lfs that looked anything but living, what defines true live sand?
__________________
Only thing more dangerous than a 2nd lieutenant saying "In my experience" is a warrant officer saying "Hey guys, check this out!"
zuzecawi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
The LFS is not much of an option for me. We only have a couple here and I do not have a good feeling about them. I could probably make some good money opening my own store... humm...
Anyway - money is not that much of an issue. I just want to do it right and easy the first time.
__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 01:42 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tustin,Ca
Posts: 754
Quote:
That looks good to me. I guess 40 lbs of rock sounds like more than it really is.
Weight is really deceiving. Really varies with the type of LR you get.

I run sumpless and fuge less (have lots of macros in main) so I use 2lbs. per gal. and not prolems either, that being said, I'll test off the charts tonight I'm sure.
__________________
Let's get a line wet!
got bait? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 21
Quote:

I run sumpless and fuge less (have lots of macros in main) so I use 2lbs.
Fuge less? What do you mean by that?
__________________
patriotman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2005, 06:46 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tustin,Ca
Posts: 754
Quote:
Fuge less
No refugium.
__________________

__________________
Let's get a line wet!
got bait? is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New tank questions and converting to sw questions asraiangel Member Introductions 6 08-19-2008 01:35 PM
Questions and Questions (help the noob) ;) mike3epanda Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 13 06-13-2007 01:51 PM
Rock questions, red slime questions, brown gunk... Rauda Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 02-18-2005 06:12 PM
acrylic questions and other questions sandwich DIY Projects 2 06-21-2004 03:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.