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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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I used pool filter sand that I bought from my local pool store. I cleaned it very good and stuck it in. I have had no problems at all. It cost me $10 for 50 lb and that was plenty for my 75 gal.
That's the route I wanted to take. I just wasn't sure if you couldn't use certain. Substrates in saltwater.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:22 PM   #12
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That's the route I wanted to take. I just wasn't sure if you couldn't use certain. Substrates in saltwater.
I havent had any problems. I did have diatoms but from what I have read any new tank will develope them until all silicates are gone. My only concern was that my goby wouldent be able to sift it, but he has no problem at all.

There is a web site u can get the baserock from cheap. This would be a rock u could add in with ur live rock. I will try to find the web site. And let u know
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Reefrocks.net is the site they have sand for sale there also cheap.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #14
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Reefrocks.net is the site they have sand for sale there also cheap.
Awesome! Thank you so much for your help!
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So if I were to get 50 lbs. of rock from that site, how much live rock should I get to help seed it?and then would 40 pounds of sand be enough? They have what looks like would be good sand that I could get 40 pounds of just for shipping ($15)
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So if I were to get 50 lbs. of rock from that site, how much live rock should I get to help seed it?and then would 40 pounds of sand be enough? They have what looks like would be good sand that I could get 40 pounds of just for shipping ($15)
It's Bahama aragonite sand (calcium carbonate)
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I ordered 50 lbs of base rock and got 50 lbs of sand for free at reef rocks. The rock is great. The sand has shells and stuff in it but still looks nice.
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40 lbs of sand will give you a 3/4 to 1 inch sand bed you can mix pool sand for deeper bed if you want. you can seed base rock (and your sand) with a cup of live sand from your LFS
some will give you a cup free, some may charge up to $5 for the same cup. or you can use as little as 1 lb of live rock. That's what i did i bought 100 lbs of base for a 90 gal. and one 1.5 pound piece of LR. to seed it.
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theres plenty of places to get either base rock or live rock with free shipping
as for filter thats your rocks
just need a skimmer
and a good set of power heads
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