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Old 04-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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my 72 gallon bow, more rock???

is this enough rock? im thinking of putting granite in instead of live rock

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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I would go with some more base rock and let become live rock during the cycling process, I would not use granite as it is extremely dense and non porous the lighter and more porous the rock you can find the better as as it has more surface area for the beneficial bateria to thrive
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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im kinda on a budget, i have left over granite from my house, is there a place that sells porous rocks
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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you can check with your lfs or a possibly a landscape supply place, you can often find very porous volcanic rock used for landscaping
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I would go with some more base rock and let become live rock during the cycling process, I would not use granite as it is extremely dense and non porous the lighter and more porous the rock you can find the better as as it has more surface area for the beneficial bateria to thrive
+1, you want as much surface area as possible for your bb.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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what are some rocks i can use, i cant afford live rock at the moment
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Buy base rock you wont need to add it all at once im still adding to my tank that has been running for 2 yrs. I buy 1-2 pieces a week sometimes none at all keep on eye on craig list for deals just be sure and ask if they ever run copper if so leave it.
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thanks for the help, the tank will be running soon
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Stay away from lava rock it's loaded with iron copper sulfur and all kinds of nastys
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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im probably going to buy 30 lbs of dry rock and try to make homemade dry rock
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