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Old 06-26-2004, 10:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Nitrate
If you are going to do a reef tank then gulf rock probably isn’t the right choice. If you are doing a FOWLR then I would highly recommend it.

My nitrates are at their lowest levels in 2 years after only one week. My fish have never been happier because of all the nooks and crannies they have to hide in and my predatory fish love hunting down the crabs and shrimp. There is a lot of aiptasia, but you must take the good with the bad. liverocks.com is true "live" rock.
I will be going reef, so it sounds like keys rock will be the better choice. If it does not have quite as many critters, that's OK. I suppose that decreases the likelihood of getting pests as well as the beneficial ones.


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Old 06-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #12
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Just got 120# of the Keys rock delived Fri am. Beautiful, tons of life and coraline, plus many many critters--FYI

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Old 09-29-2004, 12:29 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by CBRGuy
I have read people that do hypsalinty dip or carbonated dips that really didn't work for me. (I tried it with my last 40# of rock) I put the rocks in there the tank after the dip delt with them one at a time. Right now I have a mantis shrimp in my tank that is causing all kinds of problems. It came with 40# that I just got on tuesday. The other 100# did not contain any mantis shrimp And I didn't dip them. I just reached in a pick off the crabs one at a time. They are very easy to catch just scare them out from one side with a net then you can just pick them of
will a freshwater dip cause them to jump off

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