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Old 01-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Should I wait a couple days after I have the sand in the tank to add the live rock?
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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You should add rock first then sand to minimize risk of a rock fall later on
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theres really no need to do imo i would add rock, sand, water that way you reduce having sand all over your rocks. so just make sure to poor the water onto rocks or a plate depending on the size of the tank.
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Okay thanks guys... So rock, sand, water.
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I would just add it all and then cycle the tank. IMO it really does not matter at all in what order. When I did mine it was Sand, rock and then water.
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Well I think he said rock first because the rock shouldn't sit on the sand it is less stable and a chance of collapse. Especially if gonna have pistol shrimp of sifting gobies. Best to have Rock on glass then fill in sand around it
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Okay. I'm definitely getting a pistol shrimp and goby so I'm gonna go rock sand water
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