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Old 07-04-2015, 08:39 AM   #1
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Bare bottom predator tank

I have a 75 gallon tank and am going to go bare bottom with dry rock. I am wanting to know how this will work out. Do I still cycle the same, and will I have higher ammonia levels since no sand? I think of it as a quarantine tank at the moment no where for bacteria to grow and ammonia levels rising. Any advise on bare bottoms would be great.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:10 AM   #2
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What are you doing for filter?
My 120 fowlr is almost BB.
I added a super thin layer of CC and bits.
Glass is clearly visible under rocks do to eel moving it around.
Once cycled you should register no ammonia regardless of sub IMO.
I have LR and a sump.
Tank runs like all my others.
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I plan on just going with a hob skimmer for filtration.
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What fish do you plan?
Most "predators" are huge waste producers.
My 120 with dual overflow,sump and ps has only the moray and grouper.
Some may still consider this overstocked.
I had 2 lions but they went on hungar strike and died from stress from the moray.
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I plan on having a Antennata Lion and something else not sure yet.
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