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Old 08-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #11
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cool, you have ne pics 2cents?
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:00 PM   #12
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I put 50 lbs of sand In My 37 gallon cube. you need to use this calculator: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/calcs2.php?type=sanddepth
to determine how much you want to put in. I think the recommended amount is at least 3 inches for proper biological filtration to take place.

view the photo in my gallery to get an Idea what 50 lbs looks like.
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:32 PM   #13
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cool, you have ne pics 2cents?

In a day or so, I'm still in "white out" conditions. but picture sand 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the "base". I had an emergency and needed a QT fast so I dumped all my lr and most of my ls in my 150 to save it and now that I have a 29 gal QT I am in the process of setting the 46 back up. The only thing in it right now is sand, salt, and water.

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I think the recommended amount is at least 3 inches for proper biological filtration to take place.

This might be true, I don't know. I would get someone with more experiance then me to work this out. Who knows I may need more sand myself .
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:00 AM   #14
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i found a killer deal on ebay 50lbs (for my 46gal tank) for $160. fiji fully cured live rock..i think im going for that...then get some crushed coral and i be set...hopefully..haha
I'd say that's a decent deal at best (since it's Ebay and unknown source / rock quality)...

There are other deals out there, like this may be a great deal on some keys rock 50lb $189 shipped...

http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...ot_parent_id=7
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:37 AM   #15
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decent deal at best?!?! haha all the rock places here charge at LEAST 5.29/lb and the link you had was 39$ higher than the ebay thing...The ebay auction is through www.waltsmith.com I chkd it out seems to be failry good company, also he has about 100 feedback on his live rock and everyone is very happy with it...i think im going to take my chance here.


btw thank you 4 the link..its good to kno whats out there.
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please re-consider the crushed coral substrate idea. Many people feel that this is just a hotbed for nitrates. Plus your bottom dwellers won't like it.

Sand will have no harmful side effects, is much more natural looking, and your bottom dwellers will love it. ( and your tunneling critters in your live rock will love it too.)
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Liverocks.com only charges 2.99 plus shipping per pound. I have ordered twice and you would do well to find rock with as much life on, in, and around it.
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2 cents, I wanna see some of your pics! I know you have got to have some!
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Ok, ok. I'll get out the ole camera and bust out some pictures, been promising pictures of the 150 for 2 months now , guess it's time to take care of it.
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Ok, I got some pictures, waiting for them to be approved. As soon as they are they will be in my gallery (just figured out how to use it.)
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