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Old 12-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Some questions

Would love to do some lr iny new 125 gallon I'm setting up but just runnin out of money now lol. Will it be ok if I wait on the lr but have 3 filters and a uv sterilizer and do frequent water changes?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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You can use base rock instead. Slower cycle but alot cheaper.
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What is that? I've never heard of base rock is it a type of live rock?
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Its rock that doesnt have anything growing on it. Live rock seeds base rock and then things grow on it. Its much cheaper to buy then LR
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Its basically "dead" rock that after a cycle will become "live" rock but without all the hitchhikers you get with real live rock. After a few months in your tank you wouldnt be able to tell the difference.

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If I buy fake decor or evn find some base rock how is the best way to clean these things before they go into your tank?
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You juts have to rinse base rock and the same for "decor". I would urge you to get some base rock though and as you get some money you can always add more base rock as you go. Theres no curing involved with base rock so it can go right in your tank whenever you want.
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Thanks for the help buddy I can't wait to get started!!
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Fake decor in a SW tank won't look very nice after a short while. Stuff grows on it and it'll lose the color it once had. Not pretty at all IMO.
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One more question, if I'm using no lr will my tank be harder to get cycled? How's the best way to do this or will it just happen?
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