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Old 09-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #131
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I used mostly dead rock and seed it with few small pieces from my 55g. Here's my new 30g

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #132
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Wow that's amazing what would be a good price for live rock I was at a salt water store and they charged me 60 bucks for a rock the same size as the one in my tank and then I went to a petco and bought all those peices of rock in my tanks for only 30 bucks
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #133
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Wow that's amazing what would be a good price for live rock I was at a salt water store and they charged me 60 bucks for a rock the same size as the one in my tank and then I went to a petco and bought all those peices of rock in my tanks for only 30 bucks
Most of my LFS charge anywhere from $6-10/lb for live roc, depending on the type of rock. Petco charges by the size of the piece instead of weight, so it is usually cheaper there IME. I don't like all my rock to look exactly the same, so I've purposely bought rock from like 5 or 6 different stores. I have different sizes and shapes and colors. I've bought many from Petco, and it's fine rock and they're live rock too. I know you're very limited on the number of LFS you have to choose from, so the first place you went to might be jacking up prices since there aren't many other places for you to go. Since you have some LR, you could buy some dead rock to go in with it and your LR will seed the dead rock. Dead rock is usually $2/lb or less.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #134
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Dang so it's pretty expensive so was the role that I bought a pretty good deal
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #135
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Dang so it's pretty expensive so was the role that I bought a pretty good deal
Yeah, LR is expensive. $60 for a rock isn't unheard of, whether it was good deal or not depends on how much it weighed. But $60 for one rock is expensive. I once got a rock that was 7.6 pounds and it cost $76. For 1 rock-but it was a really cool purple rock with and odd shape and when I put it in tank a certain way, it made a natural overhang. But like I said, I mix up rock from different stores, so I didn't pay $10/lb for all my rock. that is my most expensive rock in my tank.
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Should I certain place I should put my heater right now it begin my live rock but I'm kinda nervous that some fish might get burned
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:29 AM   #137
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Sorry took so long to reply I've been working lat 4 days. Most heaters come with a suction cup attachment. I've read that's it's better to put the heater near where the water returns from the filter. That way you're warming the water as it comes in.
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So I went back to my friends house today and bought another clown and he gave me my first coral he called it tree coral he said it super easy to take care of really hard to kill, I put a tk 8,000 in my light fixture the first pics of when I first put it in also it tilted to the side because web I got it it was all bent to the side but I'm trying to get it to stand upright also that live rock that it came on has hair algea on it any way to get rid of that? And new heater hows yours going
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:12 AM   #139
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Very cool Mike! Good for you!! Is the tree brown? Purple? Hard to tell in the picture. if you put it in the sand, it wont stand up? If not, next time you're at the store get some crazy glue, the GEL kind with cyanoacrylate as its ingredient. That's safe for aquariums. Then pull out the Rock it's attached to, dry off the area to be glue, put some super glue on it, count to 10, then put the rock on top of another rock in the position you want it to be. Hold it for 15-20 sec and it'll be set. I know the nearest big town is a ways away, so no rush. I could mail you some. I have spares around Haha
have you thought about a new fish? Any ideas what you want? my daughter and I are working on a list for the 30g, since its in her room. So far we have in there:
1 half black dwarf angel that was evicted
from the 55g for eating corals
1 red/white Firefish
1 very small oscellaris clown (who is a
SPAZ BTW)
1 small cleaner shrimp, who is just now
starting to clean my daughter's hand,
so she must be getting comfortable
1 sexy shrimp ( the other died)
3 scarlet reef hermits
3 Nassarius snails
3 astrea snails
1 banded trochus snail
2 cerith snails.


They all seem very happy so far, well except for the sexy shrimp that died. Lol. Took some pics today after PWC and moving rocks around some.

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We're thinking of adding a yellowheaded jawfish, yellowfin flasher wrasse and /or citrinus clown goby. Haven't decided. It'll come down to what's available around here. Have yet to see any of these available at our stores, so might be a while.
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LMAO
that's a clown for ya

both tanks coming along nice
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