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Old 08-28-2014, 04:26 PM   #11
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Yeah the rock has a lot of stuff on it. I haven't identified everything I've seen yet. A few white worms (bristle worms) I'm pretty sure and several encrusted clams. I was hoping I'd find a crab or starfish tagging along but, no luck on far. The rock has only been in he water a hour or so though.

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:10 PM   #12
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So now to start my cycle. Do you guys think just the rock stewing will get it started? There are several dead worms and I'm fairly sure a turkey wing clam is dead.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:13 PM   #13
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For aquascaping, I found this article very informative. (It's actually in 3 parts). It discusses the golden rule of aquascaping (the rule of 5/3). Check it out if you want.

http://www.reefsmagazine.com/forum/r...uascaping.html
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:28 PM   #14
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Nice article. I may have to get some dry rock later. There are so many living turkey wing clams on this rock is hard to place without putting something on top of one.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #16
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I always find placing your rock in the right place takes a few months just get it in start your cycle and once you start stocking it will come to you ... It's sometimes a bit of art work 😃


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:42 PM   #17
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Wow! I didn't realize how stubborn people are until I found this thread. Your off to a great start! I would suggest putting a store bought raw shrimp in pantyhose and let it rot for like a week. That should start your cycle nicely.

Do you have any plans for live stock yet?

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It's OK. I've never really had much luck in the forum community. The ones that do weigh in I very much appreciate it. I started this to journal my adventure and to get input from you guys.



Livestock wise... A good cleanup crew of course (I'm not sure when I'm supposed to add those. Before or after cycle).. A pair of clowns and yellow clown goby are what I've been looking at. My gf wants a seahorse but, I don't know much about them.
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It's OK. I've never really had much luck in the forum community. The ones that do weigh in I very much appreciate it. I started this to journal my adventure and to get input from you guys.



Livestock wise... A good cleanup crew of course (I'm not sure when I'm supposed to add those. Before or after cycle).. A pair of clowns and yellow clown goby are what I've been looking at. My gf wants a seahorse but, I don't know much about them.
Seahorses are a lot harder and special needs. They do best in species only tanks. I would put the cleanup crew in after the cycle.
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You do things so differently in the states .. But most people only give you there personal experience .. It's like all forums it's nice to be able to read it but only take a base of knowledge and add your own flavour ...


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