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Old 01-22-2005, 09:35 PM   #11
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when should i put the substrate into the tank? before putting any rocks? or wait till the tank fully cycle. i read an article and it says that it's better to leave the rocks in the new set up tank which is bare bottom so that the waste and be siphon out easily.
after reading too many articles.. i am so confuse now... some say this and some say that.... i do not know which is going to work.
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:38 PM   #12
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I'd put the sub. in now, drop a shrimp in the tank, then when the lr arrives remove the shrimp and put the rock in. You will have some bac. started already.
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:41 PM   #13
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I would put the rock on the bottem then add the substrate at that time. If you add the sand after the cycle it will take some time to settle. If added at the beginning it will settle during the cycle and build its needed nitrifying bacteria. This is obviously my preferance and not the rule.
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:55 PM   #14
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can i put the key rocks and gulf rocks in the same tank? i mean can i mix them?
do i need any base rocks?
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:57 PM   #15
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what about the LR that this wed site selling? are they any good?
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1949
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:06 PM   #16
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That's a pretty good price except liverocks.com 's price with shipping is just a little more, shipped next day DHL. The only problem I have ever had was the shipper busted the package, wrapped it in plastic, and sent it on it's way. Even with all that I only lost very little. Still had crabs and shrimp swimming around it what little water was left. (about a coffee cup).
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:12 PM   #17
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I got an order tailor made for me by LR.com. It was 10lbs keys, 10lbs gulf and 10lbs base. The base rock is purely for cost. From LR.com it is still good rock not dead rock like most other places. The rock I got was fresh and very full of life. I would not think of going anywhere else. Of course this is just my opinion from my limited experience.
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:17 PM   #18
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i just checked the LR.com. their price is quite expensive for me as i only have a small little tank. if i have a big tank, i wll definately buy at LR.com but since i cannot afford, so, i was wondering the web site http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1949
do they offer quite good rock?

i know good stuffs have to pay more but i don think i can afford LR.com price.
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:25 PM   #19
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I just checked LR.com website and for 15lbs of keys it is $59.25. That is $10 cheaper than the liveaquaria.com. I am not familiar with the rock from them other than posts here that say it is good just not as good as LR.com.
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:28 PM   #20
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Go to www.liverocks.com and hit "click here to visit our retail page". Then choose the type of rock. I think keys is awesome. under each type is pricing for different pound boxes. HTH
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