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Old 05-16-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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Just received my live rock!

I just got my live rock from tampabay saltwater, and it some pretty nice stuff I got 30 Lbs wet base rock for 2.50 a pound. Also 20 Lbs of decorator rock for 4.00 a Pound. I stacked the base rock and the the decor on top. Compared to any LFS Iv'e been around here, there is soo much stuff on this rock, I don't even know what most of it is. I know some of it will die off, but there is allot of stuff big and Little. I'm currently waiting on the digicam to get home, as soon as it does I will take some pictures. I need an Id on some Orange stuff that feels gummy and covers one rock like a blanket. Lots of little crabs. They look brown with almost un-noticable white pin stripes. So give me some time and I'll get those pics over as soon as possible.
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The orange stuff sounds like a sponge. Congratsd on your LR. Make sure you take some pics and post them, especially of the wet base rock, always curious how it would look.
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Ok here are some pics. I had to list them off server, because I forgot to knock the size down. Fishfreek, If you could reduce the size, so I can put them in the photogallery, I would apreciate it just send them back to wagnertim2000@yahoo.com it is a 10 meg box.

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Kevin, the rock with the snail on it is some of the base rock. also some of the pics I was trying to get a pic of what looks like curly Q anemone, but it's hard to see (no macro)

what,s the bubble stuff?
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Now adding sand, it's a whiteout
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Do I need to or can I run my powerheads and filter, after all the sand is in?
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I would turn them on. The curing LR needs the waterflow. The water movement will also lessen the amount that settles on the LR.
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The orange stuff is definately sponges.

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wow how can my lfs call their rock live it is nothing like that looks wonderful congrats!!!
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how does it look now? "Day-0" today!

Ps. I reduced the resolution this time.
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Forgot to ask. Can/should I add the 2 lbs live sand now? or wait. currantly I keeping it warm in my other aquarium, by floating the bag.
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