arrived Today.. Looked really nice (thats coming from someone who's never seen it in a box..he he)
I ordered 50lbs and received 8-9 nice sized pieces. There was also ALOT of rubble on the bottom of the box.
So, Tank is officially Cycling. Here's how I did it:
1st I syphoned about 3 gallons of tank water into a 5gal pail.
Then I syphoned maybe 10 more gals into a rubbermain container.
I took each piece out of the box and shook/rinsed them inside the 5gal pail to get any junk off them. Since I'm cycling the tank with the LR
, I figured some of the die off would aid in my cycle. So, I didn't scrub them.
I placed each rock in the tank and stacked them quite nicely. We'll see if this is true once the tank clears up.
I then took ALL the rubble and filled the resevoir of my old Aquaclear 500 HOT filter.
I then pushed the water from the rubbermaid container back up into the tank using a PH.
Fired up the Skimmer, 2 PH's, and AQ500. I also Topped off the Tank and it only needed 1gal.
Tank Temp is now 78deg and just took a gravity reading of 1.022.
I took some pics of the LR
in the Box and will post them later when the kiddies are asleep