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Old 07-07-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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Should I get Live Rock with the type of fish I have?

Hello everyone, I know that everyone say's that Live rocks are the best filtration source for a fish tank. My concern is that I may have fish who will eat all the life out of the rocks. I currently only have in my tank 80 Pounds of Tufa rock in the tank for over 2 years now and they have ton's of Corraline Algae all over. Please vote and let me know additional comments regarding this question.

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1-Humu Trigger
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1-Purple Tang
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1-Ghost Eel
1-Watchman Goby
1-Tierra Bat Fish
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:17 PM   #2
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Help me out guy's please.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:09 AM   #3
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Triggers will take bites into the rocks, well at least mine did. I went barebottom but after 3-4 weeks, the was sand!!! Well rock rubbles and such. It was a Humu-Humu Trigger, Juvenile at that. Its hit or miss.
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come on guys let me know since I don't want to spend 1,000 dollars in rock and it be worthless later.
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They will eat some stuff off the rock but the benificial bacteria will still be there which helps filter the water.
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You will still get the filter benefit. I say go!
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:38 AM   #7
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I agree. Lr is so much better looking in your tank. I don't think they can eat enough off of it to hurt. You got a 130 gal tank? You have 80 lbs of lr so you need at least another 80 lbs maybe even 100, and if their not eating the coraline algae off the existing rock I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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So it looks like it's a go then.
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I say waste of money.. you already have all the filtration benefits in your rock, aswell as good coralline coverage by now.. so why bother?
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That's what I thought about doing just getting more base rock and try to spread the coraline algae and also buy2 more Detrivore kits in order for them to seed the new rock.
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