Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #41
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
altough i really love the keys lr its beautiful

now all i gotta do is wait till my birthday to get my 55 gal and equipment for the 29 gal



*EDIT*

also is it true that the lr works as a second filter because its so pourous?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2005, 09:22 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Quote:
looked at it, too expensive
Ya, get used to it. That is the theme of this hobby. Liverocks.com offers some of the best priced LR around, you will hard-pressed to find better rock at a cheaper price. I suggest you save, save, save. The nice thing about this hobby is that it does not all have to happen at once. Many tanks are a work in progress. This is where the patence comes in
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 06:13 PM   #43
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
exactly thats what i want to do

but you didnt answer my question that the LR works as a second filter cause thats what i heard

also i know this is a long time from now i just want some tips on how to take care of anemones cause i couldnt find anything on the internet execpt that they want/need 50/50 lights

is that true? and are the 50/50 lights expensive??
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 06:15 PM   #44
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 90
Send a message via AIM to LIMentality420 Send a message via Yahoo to LIMentality420
read a book !!
__________________
55 gal. 15 lbs. LR 15 lbs. BR, 1 Percula Clown, 2 Marginated Damsel, 1 2 inch Niger Trigger, 1 Coral Beauty, 2 Yellowtail Damsels, 2 common Hermit Crabs, 5 Turbo Snails
1.2 Crested Geckos
1.1 Corn Snakes
0.1 Flying Gecko
LIMentality420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 06:17 PM   #45
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
You can use lr as your only filter. This is what I do. No mechanical filtration at all. But I do have 100+ lbs of lr in a 55g tank and four ph'd to move water through and around the rock.

As for anemone care, it depends on what type of anemone. I'd wait til you have the tank and it's been up and stable for 9-12 mo before I worry. Although, out of curiosity, where did you read that they need 50/50 lights?
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 06:26 PM   #46
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Quote:
but you didnt answer my question that the LR works as a second filter cause thats what i heard
You must have added it as an edit after I responded. LR does not really work as a second filter, it should work as a primary filter for your tank. It's main benefit is providing excellent biological filtration.
Quote:
also i know this is a long time from now i just want some tips on how to take care of anemones cause i couldnt find anything on the internet execpt that they want/need 50/50 lights
As fluff mentioned, it varies from species to species. I have never heard of a 50/50 bulb being a requirement for anemones. Honestly, you are putting the cart before the horse. Baby steps, lets start wtih gettinga tank put together and cycled. Then keeping a fish alive...
If you can not find any info on the internet on anemone care you are not researching hard enough. Google it.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2005, 06:30 PM   #47
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Rudy, I recommend you take a look at the recommended reading list in the "SW reef-getting started" forum. Buying a few books is the best thing you could do w/ the money right now.
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2005, 12:36 AM   #48
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
well, guess what(not trying to be rude) i dont have any money so i will have to rent from the library, hopefully they have some good books

any recommendations? i know 1 book was recommended, but i cant remember the name
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2005, 12:40 AM   #49
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
also, can i still use a filter for the tank???? and still have the LR working as a filter? either that or i will make a sump for the tank
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2005, 12:47 AM   #50
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Quote:
any recommendations? i know 1 book was recommended, but i cant remember the name
I also have 'The New Marine Aquarium' By J. Patella (I think that's the author, don't have the book with me right now)
Quote:
also, can i still use a filter for the tank???? and still have the LR working as a filter?
I run my 29 gallon with 2 powerheads, a HOB filter, and about 35 lbs of LR at the moment, and everything is great.
__________________

__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.