Originally Posted by cmor1701d
...I would removed the CC now while you can and put some dry sand in for the base.
Just wanted to emphasize cmor's point about removing the crushed coral. Seems like most folks that start with it eventually take it out because it just traps too much junk.
Also want to put in a plug for Premium Aquatics in Ohio, Premium Aquatics INC - live rock and aquarium supply
. I got all my live rock from them (cured) and was able to call them up, describe what it was I was wanting to do and what shapes of rock I was looking for. The folks there described to me some of the pieces they had and I went out on a limb and trusted their judgment. Ended up being great pieces. I would've rather gotten it local, but I just couldn't find any quality stuff that had the right shapes. I'd buy from them again if I had it to do over again.