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Old 04-17-2011, 06:40 AM   #21
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also any suggestions on aesthetics are definitely welcome
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:53 AM   #22
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Actually I'm still not satisfied. The rocks look like something I found in a river and they're too cluttered. The sand is too tan, too.

I'm going to buy some marine sand in white and some of this rock:

ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Florida Reef Rock (50lbs - Free Shipping)

A lot of work, but it's not enjoyable if I'm not happy with it.
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Big improvement. I'm sure the gravel to sand swap wasn't too fun. I'd go for some real live rock, and ditch the plastic decor. I guess if you really like them, pick your favorite, like those two fish and set them ina cave of live rock or something.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:17 AM   #24
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I also think it was a great improvement! the sand looks awesome!
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That looks like some nice porous rock, you should look into getting some branching liverock too, those pieces are always the nicest!
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Actually I'm still not satisfied. The rocks look like something I found in a river and they're too cluttered. The sand is too tan, too.

I'm going to buy some marine sand in white and some of this rock:

ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Florida Reef Rock (50lbs - Free Shipping)

A lot of work, but it's not enjoyable if I'm not happy with it.

I just got a shipment of that base rock, it was huge! You can also special request pieces if you ask ahead. It was on sale for $85 for 50lbns which is a steal.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #27
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I'm wondering why live rock if I don't plan on going corals or invertebrates? Doesn't the base rock turn into live rock with the nitrifying bacteria since my tank is already cycled.

I guess I'm saying I see no point in buying live rock.

Thanks for the compliments!

Carey, I got it for $85 too! Can it be broken into smaller pieces?
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You're right, it doesn't have to be live, dry base rock is fine too. I know before you had some dense looking rock that looked more like what you'd find in freshwater.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #29
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Yeah some are pretty dense and not very porous. That base rock I linked above looks really nice. Can't wait to get it in my tank!
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That'll look really nice in the tank!
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