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Old 10-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #31
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Oh cool I'll check it out.. I would have to use it once it's cycled, right? And I will check out eBay then because it's 2.30 on reefcleaners lol. Thanks for all the great replies, they help soo much
Yeah you could just stuff it with lr rubble and cycle with it and when the cycles done you can throw in some macro algae!
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Base rock wont have any die off, so you could just drop it in. But I would do something to clean it somewhat. Boil it or rinse it with water change water.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #33
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Okay, so I gotta buy some lr rubble, base rock, and some live rock.. I understand that with base rock I won't have die off but what about live? I will have about 7 pounds of it.

I also found a website thats kind of local that sells for a fraction of the price, gotta love craigslist hehe. Just bought a 50 gal io salt pack for 30$ and found a 200 gallon io box for 39$ on the website!!!! I'm pretty annoyed lol, they also sell live rock so I'll be buying almost all my stuff from there most likely. The website's name is slipperyrockcorals.com. The guys pretty nice and has beautiful corals for about 10$.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:56 PM   #34
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Nice! If your looking for a cheap reef light...http://fishneedit.com/t5ho-ligh.html you can house Lps and softies with those
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #35
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Thanks! lol I was just about to ask that haha
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #36
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Wow, prices went down a lot since the last time I went shopping for one, I bought a crappy one for like twice that much money for a 3ft. Just wish it had moonlights, I guess I could Diy though
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Odds are in favor of die off. For live rock get everything in. Substrate live rock then base. Add your rock. Design your aquasscaping. Put substrate in. After rock so you ur rock doesn't get unstable. Then add water and live rock die off should start ur cycle.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #38
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Okay thanks so hopefully I won't have to add anything, great. My tank is clean so I just need to buy some rock and I should be good to go after I paint it.
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The tank is going to be painted in the next two days and I will be buying the rest of my supplies on the 25th. I will buy all my rock then, and will be ready to start it the same day. Cant wait
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pics when its painted!
awesome progress x
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