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Old 07-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #31
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Wouldn't have known to check without you! And no sales tax! haha. Now I just have to wait for my supplies to arrive in the mail and I can set it up to start cycling! With the 29G how much live sand/live rock would you recommend to give the fish a healthy environment while also giving them enough swimming room. Dont want it to be jam packed with rock to where they cant swim
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #32
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I have about 30lbs or so of sand and about 35-45 lbs of LR. I left alot of room around the rock structure so I can clean all the sides, even the back. You might want more rock in yours. It suggested 1.5 to 2.0 lbs of rock per gallon.

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #33
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ok cool. Could you possibly link me to the sight where you said LR was only $2/lb? also, what is a good heater to put in the back of the BC? when I was planning for the 14BC I read about marineland stealth heaters, but I saw a bunch of postings saying those were recalled due to safety issues. What do you have in your BC? Do you have a an additional pump in there also, or just use the BC stock?
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #34
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Base rock is only like $2 a lb. The few lbs of LR you will need to seed the base rock youll have to get locally most likely.

http://reefcleaners.org/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=34

I dont have a heater in my cube, it runs hot at about 80 degrees. i did buy a hydor for it cause they are small, I think you have like 8-9 inches to play with as far as length of the heater. Yeah the marinelands were recalled so thats a no go. Aqueon from petco makes a nice heater, the aqueon pro. Not sure if it will fit though.

I added a powerhead to my cube. I would suggest a koralia 425. The 240 isnt enough and the 750 is too much flow.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:59 PM   #35
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Sorry if this is a stupid Q, but what is the difference between base rock and LR? The guy at the LFS told me that lots of LR would go a long way in keeping my fish healthy
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A good amount of live rock will be the best filter in the world you could hope for. The base, or dead rock will become live over time, over the course of a few weeks and after a few months you won't be able to tell the difference. The live rock you buy locally can "seed' or bring its bacteria to the dead rock and help it get live and also if you want that pink coralline algae it has to be introduced to your tank somehow and live rock from the store should have some purple on it.
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Oh gotcha! Sounds good! so with a 29g FOWLR, would I be able to have a clown and a yellowtail damsel? or is it still to small for them to co-exist? I have been told it'd be ok, and seen videos of it...but you seem like you have a lot of experience too. I read a description about the yellowtail and it said that they are one of the least aggressive damsels and they are good additions to tanks. True/False?
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I have no actual experience with damsels, just know what I heard. At least if it were aggressive the tank is small enough to break down to get it out. LOL

My plan for my cube is, as far as stocking
2 designer clowns
1 citron goby
1 scooter dragonet
1 mandarin dragonet

Thats pushing it a bit too LOL. But I am faithful to the water change lol.
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You know of anywhere to get a cheap pump like the one you described? Or would petsmart still be my best bet? You really dont need a heater? even at night when the temp. tends to drop?
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I live in florida. I havent had the cube through a winter yet but I have a heater in case.

This is the cheapest I have seen

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