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Old 01-29-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Never thought it would be so hard to make up my mind on how my final look is going to be I even had to take a brake Going back in a min hopefully for the last touch. What do u guys think still a lil cloudy didn't wash sand to goodClick image for larger version

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Old 01-29-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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Even when you wash the sand well you'll still get some cloudiness. Make sure the rocks are sitting on the tank bottom to keep them stable. Good luck!
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You need a bit more rock IMO. Live rock will be your filter, along with surface area for bacteria. A general rule of thumb is 1 pound per gallon.
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I agree with mr_X. 1 pound per gallon is an excellent rule for biological filtration. I actually use 1.5 per gallon in my 90 gallon tank.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:04 PM   #7
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I also need another bag if sand. I've been running my tank for about 14 days and still have high nitrites
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I would add all of the rock and sand you intend to first, then cycle the tank. You have a good chance of having a mini cycle adding rock after the cycle is over.
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This is a pic all cleared up what about 30 lbs of rock and 60 of sand
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How many gal is your tank?
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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40-44 gal
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:34 PM   #12
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I would add more rock! Not only for filtration , but also to make it look a little more full!
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:57 PM   #13
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Just added 13 lbs more hope that's enough don't know what to do with it.
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I got a ?. I have about 40 lbs of live sand in my tank now but they say I need more can I use some white sand from my fresh water tank? the sand has bn sitting out for a few months.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:01 PM   #15
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How big is the tank? Do you have at least 1in all the way around?
Edit: never mind all I had to do was read up. You don't need more sand if you like the way that looks. What they were telling you was more LR
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I have a hob marine land 280 don't really think I need a sump but I heard a skimmer would be good should I do both or any better ideas
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Ya I would recommend a skimmer they sell hob ones if you want to go that route
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Can anybody tell me something good about this light will it work for corals
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What brand of light is it? My guess just by looking at it I would be no though
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