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Old 01-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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adding live rock

I have a fo no live rock or sand I have had it about 6 months what would i have to do to add live rock plus is there a danger of scrathing my acrillic tank like will the fish move them around do i have to go through a cycle again if it is already cured man i wish i would have started with live rock I bought $600 worth of decoration ooops
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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What are you using for a substrate, CC?
You can add LR, but I would cure it in a separate container (rubbermaid or the like) before adding to to the tank to prevent a new cycle and the ensuing stress to the existing livestock.

How bid is the tank?
If you carefully place the rock there should be little danger of it moving around or scratching your tank.
What livestock do you have in the tank?
Most LR is going to be large enough and weigh enough that there is little danger of inhabitant moving it around. I have some smaller pieces in my tank for a pod pile that the crabs and brittle stars manage to rearrange a bit
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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