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Old 10-10-2013, 04:05 PM   #31
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Ok all. I got my live sand and base rock in, and the tank is going up this weekend! ***squeee***

I found a local guy with some nice cured live rock, he is going to sell me to seed my base rock. He is letting me have it for $2.00 a lb, so I plan to get about 10 lbs to go with my 25 lbs of base rock. I have seen the tank we are taking it from, and it looks to be in excellent condition, so hopefully no super bad pests will come with it.

Couple of questions though. The dry rock came yesterday, and is pretty dusty. Can/Should I rinse the rock before I set it up in the tank? If yes, can I use regular water, as it is dead rock anyway, or should I use saltwater? It doesnt look to need any cleaning, it is very clean already, just dusty.

should I get something to put in the bottom of the tank to set the rock on, like some egg crate? It is just a standard glass tank on a stand, but I will probably have over 30lbs of rock in it (at least). I would hate for it to break under pressure. Can I buy that egg crate stuff at Home Depot?
for one wash the hell out of the dry rock with the hose its dead anyway, secondly, you dont need egg crate under 75lbs IMO especially for 30lbs i have about 45lbs and im shooting for 60 and i havent a worry in the world lol.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #32
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Things to consider...(1) you are putting a flasher wrasse into a smaller tank than any site says is okay (usually not a wise move). (2) flasher wrasses should go in tanks with "peaceful" fish. If you planned to add clowns, you go against that idea too, and again in a smaller tank than recommended, so even more likelihood for aggression/territoriality issues. I'm not saying it can't work, but I would not bet money in Vegas on it. Seems like its gonna be a totally stressed out wrasse.

If you do choose to go this way, remember wrasses are jumpers. Give them room enough to get out and they probably will.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #33
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I am going to agree against the flasher Wrasse. They are beautiful fish and I bought a very small one for my 20g reef but only because my 40b will be running in a few weeks. I wouldn't put one in anything less than a 40 since they are very active fish.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #34
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Thank you all for the advice. I have been reading up alot on the flasher wrasse, and had already decided against getting one, but your advice is very appreciated.
It seems they do need a bigger tank than I have, and it just wouldn't be fair to the wrasse. I still think they are just gorgeous, and if I ever upgrade down the road to a larger tank (probably will happen, lol) I may consider it then. For now, I will stick to easier hardy fish approriate for my tank size.

I will hopefully get some pics up later this weekend once the tank is running
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They are beautiful fish. Once I saw one it was position #1 on my stocking list for my 40
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I am thinking I want to stick to my more original plan as far as stock goes, but, considering I have a while to cylce and decide, nothing is permanent yet
Thinking:
2 clowns (not sure of speciec/color yet)
1 royal gramma
1 goby/shrimp pair (not sure which goby yet, but probably a pistol shrimp)

Also, does anyone have any cheato they are willing to sell me? I have not checked my local lfs yet, they may have some, but if not, I will need to find some to get my fuge up and going.
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They are beautiful fish. Once I saw one it was position #1 on my stocking list for my 40
I know, right? Stunning little fish.
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I am thinking I want to stick to my more original plan as far as stock goes, but, considering I have a while to cylce and decide, nothing is permanent yet
Thinking:
2 clowns (not sure of speciec/color yet)
1 royal gramma
1 goby/shrimp pair (not sure which goby yet, but probably a pistol shrimp)

Also, does anyone have any cheato they are willing to sell me? I have not checked my local lfs yet, they may have some, but if not, I will need to find some to get my fuge up and going.
How much do you want?
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #39
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Not much. I am running an AC 50 w/diy fixes as my fuge. I will check with my local lfs and see if they have anything first, and go from there.
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I found that if you are going to be running phosphate removal media for sps then Chaeto is the way to go. Otherwise if you aren't going to be dropping the phosphates down to near 0 then Grape caulerpa is far superior for nutrient uptake.
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