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Old 01-29-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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Setup- base rock/DSB

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Did you place your base rock directly on your tank bottom, and place the sand around it? Or did you place the base rock on top of the DSB?

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All depends on how you want it to look. Myself I'm going to put down 1" of sand then base rock till I get it how I want it to look then fill in the rest with the other couple inches of sand. It really is just a matter of preference.

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actually, if you put the base rock directly on the bottom, the structure will be more stable as there is no shifting sand.
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I placed mine directly on the glass bottom and put sand around it, best way to avoid a avalanche.
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I did the same, base rock on the glass then sand around it. The live rock directly on top of the base rock and then a little more sand to cover the exposed base rock. Very stable this way and you only hide a very small amount of your expensive live rock.
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ditto, i put the rock on bottom,then sand. then i built my art of live rock. 8)

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