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Old 05-07-2014, 11:07 PM   #81
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Okay (: I have these insert things. And I'm thinking if using a coffee filter to filter it.. Would the salt be able to go through (it is all dissolved but...)
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:16 PM   #82
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IMO a coffee filter would too slow. I would use a sponge or filter floss.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:30 PM   #83
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Okay. That'll still catch the fine particles?
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:53 AM   #84
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I'm really wanting to get a little bit of live rock... I'm wanting to get some pods or worms, something "cool". Which I know won't just magically appear. But at $12/pound I'm kinda stuck. If I was to buy just one decent sized piece what's the chances I'd get some hitchhikers. I have a new "friend" who also has a salt water tank, if I bugged him for some sand could I possibly get some of these things in the sand he gives me? I bought live sand, but I'm pretty sure it's actually dead sand hah. I just don't know how to introduce these things without spending too much money..
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IMO sand is sand. You may get a hitchhiker or two. With live rock you wil for sure. I doubt the bagged "live" sand will have any hitchhikers. Wow $12 a pound that's around twice what I can get it for. Where do you live? Have you tried online? If I was to start over Again I would go 50/50 live and dry rock. At that price I'd most likely buy 1/4 live and the rest dry. But any amount should bring hitchhikers. The more rock the more and varied hitchhikers will come with it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:50 AM   #86
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I'm located in Manitoba. I've been searching local forums for people who are closing there tanks down and selling there rock. But so far no luck... I guess I'll cough up some money and hopefully get something on the rock... I'm not going to do that until my sump gets going though, so maybe by then I'll luck out and find something.
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Hoping you guys can help me out. I went looking everywhere for uncooked shrimp and couldn't find it. Don't know if there sold out or don't sell it.. But I have a jar of dead brine shrimp, could I add that to the tank to get it to cycle? There left overs from yesterday's fry feast. I leave for 5 days and really would like to get the jump start while I'm away...
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You can't get a piece of dead fish from the supermarket? How about pure ammonia from the hardware store?
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I checked my ammonia today just for fun and I'm getting a .6 reading. Nothing to fun, but do you think the "live" sand has enough dead things in it to be cycling my tank...?
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I found dead fish... But they just had huge pieces (I don't need a $30 fish... But I might be forced to make fish supper soon I guess).
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