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Old 06-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #71
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I put the rubble in my sump
All of the rubble or just pieces of a certain size? I put the larger pieces in, but there is a lot left that is probably equivalent to aquarium gravel size.

Not sure i put it in the right place either.
Before or after the sponge? ( i am set up w the bio balls for now but will probably switch to the other setup at some point. ). I put them on the side w the return pump. Move them ?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #72
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I put most of the small pea size stuff after the sponge (easier to clean) I also some use of the larger chunks (2-3 inch) as a base to set some of the larger rocks on leaving a small space under them. My engineer goby likes the caves
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #73
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My live rock has just been sitting in my aquarium so far. Today I am going to arrange it. Any tips on teh best way to stack it all up? Should it be close to the back of the tank? In the middle?

I think I am supposed to make hidey holes for the fish, right?
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I have my rock against the back wall, I like the look and just let the snails clean the glass and the coralline grow. It seems to me that the more hides holes there are the happier and less stressed the fish will be, it will help the fish get along too. I think as far as it goes it is pretty much just personal preference. One thing is if you want burrowing creatures you will want the rocks on the bottom of the tank not up on the sand so the rocks don't crush them.
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Do I need snails? What burrowing creatures might go in? Is this just a preference or is there something beneficial to the tank? Good idea about making sure rocks are on bottom.

I'm about 2 weeks into the cycle. Starting to think about stock now. So many decisions to make!
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Snails aren't needed, I went months without them but I added them to clean the back glass.

Burrowing creatures such as watchman goby and pistol shrimp.
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Still piddling with my live rock arrangement. Any advice on what to do with the dead space in the back corner by the black plastic thing where the water goes in and out?
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My last 2 water tests the ammonia level was -0- but I am skeptical.

Could the raw shrimp have done their job that quickly? They have been in for nearly 2 weeks. (put in on June 25th) I did a water test on July 1 and ammonia was -0- Tested again today and still -0- I really expected to see some ammonia along the way.

Question 2: should i put a heater in the water now or wait til fish?
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Got my live rock in the mail today. There are several fragments and " crumbs" that broke off during shipping. Should I toss those in the display tank? Or maybe in the sump?
Put the rubble in ur sump.
In the future u will be looking for it to attach frags when ur buddies hook u up with corals and no plugs
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My last 2 water tests the ammonia level was -0- but I am skeptical.

Could the raw shrimp have done their job that quickly? They have been in for nearly 2 weeks. (put in on June 25th) I did a water test on July 1 and ammonia was -0- Tested again today and still -0- I really expected to see some ammonia along the way.

Question 2: should i put a heater in the water now or wait til fish?
That's why i use bottled ammonia easier to dose to 4ppm Add the heater now it will speed the cycle up a bit.
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