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Old 04-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #11
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Sorry.. Lol.

I meant, You'll need at least MH for SPS to do good. T5HO will not cut it when it comes to SPS. Maybe some SPS really high in the tank under t5HO will do OK. but wouldnt recommened it.
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Also about the tonga, not sure if anyone else covered this, but i'm pretty sure they have made it illegal to import Tonga rock now. A lot of places that used to sell it, have stopped. Thought i read about it somewhere.
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what if i was to combine it with live sand? Would that make my dry sand live quicker?
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Ya.. that's usually what you're supposed to do. It's called seeding. You put some substrate from an established tank(that hasn't been medicated with any medication or copper treatments), and mix it around in your new sand, and over time the sand will become fully live. In the first couple weeks you will probably begin to see critters, but after a few months, closer to a year, the entire sandbed will be live.
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OK good that's awesome then..So i cant find Tonga anywhere? What would u recommend getting? I really enjoy the Tonga is there anything similar to that? I like unusal shaped rock but i don't know what else is out there..Have you heard of Marshall Rock?
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:38 AM   #16
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Ever thought of making your own?
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Do you have a link to making your own TC?
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Do you have a link to making your own TC?
Yes, we did a thread on this site a few months ago. I will have to look it up. Basicly cement, oyster shells, sand and you make the form out of sand. Like make a little sand box, make the form and pour the mixture in. The most important part is not to make it to thick, that would make it to heavy. You kind of dribble in so it comes out really pourous.
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Interesting. I'll have to have a read of it.
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