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Old 07-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Need some help on dry rock

I was wanting to know if I could get a tub of saltwater and put some dry rock in it and then put some live rock on top . Run a pump & light? Would that kick of the dry rock to live rock. i was wanting to due this so when I go to start up my tank. I would have alot more liverock in it . Need some help on this matter
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yes, you can. You don't even need the live rock, just add the dry rock to the tub, and cycle the tub just like a fish tank.
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What if I want a Certain kind of Micro algae to grow on it
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I want to have all Fiji live rock ?
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I want to have all Fiji live rock ?
Then you'll have to buy Fiji live rock. And the macro algae too.
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Could I buy some Fiji live rock and put it on top of the dry rock and let that seed it
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That would work. Its actually what a lot of people do.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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Thank for every ones help
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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Ok need some advice on start up . When I start up the tank and fuge should I have micro alg. In the fuge or not . Help me out
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Micro algae, no but macro algae is a definitive yes. I would use either chaeto or grape caulerpa. The caulerpa grows faster but the chaeto is safer. You will also need some 6500k lighting for your macro algae in your fuge.
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