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Old 07-21-2008, 11:23 AM   #11
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I also read that crushed coral is not good and that is what my bed is. So i should likely pull that out and replace with sand before i place the live rock into the tank.

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Sounds like a good plan to me. It will help from having too much trapped waste in it.
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When you decide to replace the CC, do it in sections. I did 1/4 of my tank per week. Also, make sure you have plenty of premixed PWC on hand in case you see a spike.
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75 pounds of base in a tub with 25 pounds of LR will be LR when you are done cycling it. It will color up within a few months and save you a bundle of money.

Place the base rock on the bare bottom of the tank after removing the cc. Part of it will be covered by the sand.

If you get the base rock from Marco Rocks, you should cycle those first as they appear to have a lot of die off on them.
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