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Old 02-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #61
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My tank is coming along piece by piece and I'm getting so anxious. My return pump should be here today...Ordered 75lbs of rock today along with supply's like test kit vacuum another power head to make that 3 power heads. And the only thing that will be left to do is plumb it and test it.
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Finally got my rocks and got my aqua scape together. Trying to get my ro/di system hooked up and not going so we'll. once I figure it out I'm gunna rinse my why crystal reef sand and get that in there only looking for about an 1 inch maybe 1 1/2 inches. Still gotta get refugium mud and algae but that will come after the cycle.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:58 PM   #63
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Looks very nice .
Maybe over time you can add more rock .
I would recommend more sand then the 1" mentioned .
2" is ideal
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Looks very nice .
Maybe over time you can add more rock .
I would recommend more sand then the 1" mentioned .
2" is ideal

Thanks man and yea that's the plan...once I get the water I'm gunna get the cycle going and buy some actual live rock to help the cycle even more along. And yea I don't want to much. I started out with 60 pound so if I need to buy more I'm gunna mix in some black sand So I'll have about two inches all together hopefully
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What size tank is it ?
Ideally you want 1.5 lbs of rock per gallon
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:28 PM   #66
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What size tank is it ?
Ideally you want 1.5 lbs of rock per gallon

It's a 75 and yea that's what I'm going for around there. I got 75 pounds in there now roughly
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I have a 75
And close to 160 lbs of rock .
No sump and hang on skimmer .
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And close to 160 lbs of rock .
No sump and hang on skimmer .

Wow that's a lot of rock
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I read a lot about the Berlin method
Stating the use of a good skimmer and 2lbs rock per gallon is a good method for filtration .
I run a eheim 2217 with only filter floss just to remove the dust and to polish the water
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I read a lot about the Berlin method
Stating the use of a good skimmer and 2lbs rock per gallon is a good method for filtration .
I run a eheim 2217 with only filter floss just to remove the dust and to polish the water

I'll keep that in mind I still have to pick up a skimmer for my sump
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