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Old 07-29-2009, 10:26 PM   #11
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yes you should probably get more rock. the rule is gennerally 1-1.5 pounds of live rock per gallon of water so thats: 75-112 punds of rock for your tank i think

but get base rock because its cheaper
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:14 AM   #12
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I have mor elive rock on the way. I'll put some in the filter. What do you mean by replace the media with live rock? Media?

I've also hooked up a large filter over the back. I figured that with the two blowers shoud move enough water. I'll buy a skimmer later on.

My current salt reading is 1.0225 is this good enough to support fish? Should I also through a couple dead shrimp inthe tank from the food mart?

I'd rather not torture my first inhabitants.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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salt reading is good.
has the cycle finished yet?
and you wil definitely need a skimmer later on. go with reef octopus, trust me.
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I meant take out the filter media that's in the filter now. With your live rock, you are almost garrunteed to get broken off pieces. Stick those in the compartment where the media was. Bump the sg up to 1.026.
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We now have FISH! And they seem to be living. (good sign) Although my anenome (sp) seems to schrible up over night and come out during the day.

Question- How importnant is lighting? And do you think this light is a good deal-
Pet Supplies for Dogs, Cats, Aquarium Fish, and more - CURRENT USA - 24" SATELLITE 65W SMARTPAQ PC STRIP W/LUNAR LIGHT

I can buy a used one for $40 from a local guy. But I don't know how many hours are on it. What would it cost to replace the bulbs? Are these bulbs replacable?
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We now have FISH! And they seem to be living. (good sign) Although my anenome (sp) seems to schrible up over night and come out during the day.

Question- How importnant is lighting? And do you think this light is a good deal-
Pet Supplies for Dogs, Cats, Aquarium Fish, and more - CURRENT USA - 24" SATELLITE 65W SMARTPAQ PC STRIP W/LUNAR LIGHT

I can buy a used one for $40 from a local guy. But I don't know how many hours are on it. What would it cost to replace the bulbs? Are these bulbs replacable?
How long has the tank been running and has it cycled? How much LR do you have in there?

Lighting is crucial and extremely important especially for corals and anemones...
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How long has the tank been running and has it cycled? How much LR do you have in there?

Lighting is crucial and extremely important especially for corals and anemones...
About 50 days. About 70 pounds. Regular floresent lighting.

Did you look at the link I provided? How much are replacement bulbs for this type of light?
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About 50 days. About 70 pounds. Regular floresent lighting.

Did you look at the link I provided? How much are replacement bulbs for this type of light?
I just looked at the link. Im not a pro at lighting but I don't think that particular one would cut it for coral and anemones. What you have no definitely is no good for the anemone though. Lets see what more of the pros have to say when it comes to lighting. Im worried about the anemone though.
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That light will work for softies and some LPS but NOT anemones. I suggest that you take the anemone back to your lfs immediately. You will need T5 HO minimum for an anemone. Metal halide is the best option for lighting you can get.
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yeah anemones need lots of light. so as thom said, you would need T5 or Metal Halide, but the lights that you have in mind will not work.
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