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Old 09-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #51
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Looking good bud, but no rock? What's your salinity?
Haha. No rock or salt either. This was more to test the filter and make sure its working. Ive got salt on order and am working on getting rock
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No salt? I hope that wasn't live sand. If it was, it isn't anymore.
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No. Just pool filter sand.
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I work strange hours so this might all take some time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #55
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I work strange hours so this might all take some time.
I recommend the top fin 75 hob filter its a dual valley and high output with adjustable flow so you don't have to use powerheads and also has deep filter chambers for extra media and its a good price about $45.
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I already purchased an aqueon 5575 on amazon. It has a good floe rate and two deep spaces for media. How many pounds of live rock would it take to seed dry rock?
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I already purchased an aqueon 5575 on amazon. It has a good floe rate and two deep spaces for media. How many pounds of live rock would it take to seed dry rock?
I don't think you need live rock with dry rock but I recommended using all live rock it cycled way faster IMO
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I don't think you need live rock with dry rock but I recommended using all live rock it cycled way faster IMO
I used dry rock and it was cycled in 3 weeks.
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I used dry rock and it was cycled in 3 weeks.
Aparently mines been good since week 2 idk the specifics of the science behind dry vs live but I went live just to try it out. Ill be starting dry on my next build though.
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Aparently mines been good since week 2 idk the specifics of the science behind dry vs live but I went live just to try it out. Ill be starting dry on my next build though.
Live rock already has the BB in the rock, whereas dry rock doesn't. The cure/cycle for both serves two purposes:
1. Remove any die-off on the rock and let it cycle through, and
2. Create BB colonies in the rock.

If you start with live, cured, rock, (2) has been done, and (1) probably won't occur, assuming that you've kept the rock wet from when you purchased it, but if it does, since you already have BB in the rock, will go much quicker.
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