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Old 03-07-2004, 09:05 PM   #11
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Sounds pretty good, check around for "base rock" local and if they want a bunch for it then I'd go with base rock from liverocks.com. It won't be dry base rock it comes in with stuff growing on it also.
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Old 03-07-2004, 09:17 PM   #12
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Just remember rock will displace water so make sure you remove about a third when the rock is added.

Good call. I forgot that one.
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:45 PM   #13
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Go with 40 lbs of lr, then get some base rock and let the lr spread to it.

what do you mean let the lr spread to the baserock? Do you mean that the base rock will eventually be liverock if put together with real LR?
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:54 PM   #14
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Do you mean that the base rock will eventually be liverock if put together with real LR?
Exactly

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I'm a little confused then, Of all the thing's i've read, I've always been told to set up the equiptment including the rocks before I fill the tank with water. Now you guys are telling me to just start the set up first and just put the rocks in when I get them? Is this the right thing to do?
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Yes, definatly get your tank up and running, you want your water temp, sg, etc stable. Then you can get the rock and let it cycle.
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:11 PM   #17
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I'm a little confused then, Of all the thing's i've read, I've always been told to set up the equiptment including the rocks before I fill the tank with water. Now you guys are telling me to just start the set up first and just put the rocks in when I get them? Is this the right thing to do?
It really doesn't make much difference either way but personally I would like to make sure everything is up and running.

The last thing you want is for everything to arrive and then discover a snag in your well laid plans.

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ok now I'm confused. Are we talking about straight base rock? If so then it doesn't matter. I was assuming lr. Sorry
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Actually I should clarify. It may give some of the hitchikers a better chance to have the water prepared so it is at the right temp and salinity but it does not mean that the tank need be running to do that. I just think it a more prepared way to go about it. When you think about the toxic soup the LR will end up going through even with regular water changes, a few "off" levels will not make that much difference. Especially when you consider what most rock goes through from harvest time to delivery.

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ok, now that I've bought 25lbs of LS, 10 lbs of LR, and saltwater from the LFS. The guy at the LFS says that since I bought all this live stuff plus the saltwater, he said that I don't need to cycle, I know this is BS. now here's my problem....... As I was going back and forth to transfer the saltwater, it got late and the LFS closed while my tank was half full of water (or half empty depending on how you look at it) I put in my LR but didn't have enough water to fully cover the heater and the skimmer so the water is about 72 degrees, will my live rock survive the night?
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