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Old 06-13-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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The Sand has settled...new saltwater tank

So I have the Biocube 29. I have the heater, the filters in and Caribbean Live sand which has now settled and my tank is clear with premixed saltwater it has been running for a couple of days now with the sand. i have a protein skimmer ready to go. I want to have live rock, corals and fish. So what are the suggested next steps? You can be as detailed as possible. Let me know if buying online rock is best and what type of live rock is best and places to go etc..? Same thing for corals and best starter fish or aquarium stock I should get.

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You can buy either live or macro/base rock easily online. The rock will become live over time as you cycle the system.
As for corals, it depends on your lighting. What specifically do you have?


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You can buy either live or macro/base rock easily online. The rock will become live over time as you cycle the system.
As for corals, it depends on your lighting. What specifically do you have?


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Speaking from personal experience, stock lighting will grow almost anything. I grew anything I tried, though I never really pushed the limits. Any LPS or softy, monti caps, birdsnest and green slimer. Acans always died, as did 2 plates. Go figure. Search my previous posts and I'm sure there is a picture somewhere.

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FYI those LEDs are just for looks. They don't do anything for growth or color development only visual. Also be sure to check the age of your bulbs, they need to be replaced every eight or ten months

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