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Old 09-22-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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advice please

I need some advice. My daughters gave me a 46g bow tank for mothers day, which i'm planning to do a FOWLR. I have
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My 1st question is: I have 60lbs of tidal substrance Meridian Oolitic
from dr f&s. Can I use this and how much do you recommend.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:04 AM   #2
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Use this calculator to figure out the # of lbs needed. I prefer deeper but you can go 2-3" easily. http://www.fantasyreef.com/flash/calculator.html

Looking at that sand, I'd suggest staying away from the more course stuff. Stuff like that and crushed coral versions have more nooks and crannies for waste to settle in and elevate nitrate levels after time. I'd go for the finer stuff, but it looks fine IMO.
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Please do not cycle with live animals.

That looks like some nice sand. You can use it in SW. You can probably use the whole bag in the tank. I would shoot for 2-3 inches of sand.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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BTW, were are you in MD???

Anywhere near me? I can turn ya on to few "spots".
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I'm in Frederick, I could use a few "spots" as there is nothing here.
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I'm guessing you are about an hour away from me. There's and LFS (Roozen's) that's got some stock, decent corals, etc. 10 minutes from my home. Some decent LR there sometimes. There's a place in Glen Burnie (Sea Save) that does aquacultured, fresh, no curing needed live rock (tends to be chunky though), and fish, inverts, etc. Another place (pricey, forgot the name) about 4 minutes from there.

Lemme know sometime if ya wanna meet at any of'm. There's also a decent place in Randallstown (The Aquarium Center) that you can hand pick nice base/dry rock to add to the liverock.

You doing fish only or reef? BTW, I got a CPR Bak Pak HOB skimmer looking for a home. Some other stuff too. Gimme more about your setup plans, maybe I can help.

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Lancaster, Pa has a place, called thatpetplace.com, very impressive store.
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