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Old 09-20-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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I agree. Cure the rock and cycle at the same time. With the sand in place too.


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You could save some money if 1/2 the rock you purchase is base rock. The live rock will eventually seed it.

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I agree with the rest. Base rock mixed with a little cured rock will save you quite a bit of money. As stated, the base will become live.
Sand, some folks don't even put sand in their tanks, at all. I prefer the natural look and have sand in my tanks.
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seed it with a couple cups of sand from your LFS tank
I just thought of this. Make sure it is out of the invert's tanks. Most (hopefully all) LFS have the FOWLR and invert tanks on separate filtering systems. In the event they may need to use coper to treat diseases in the FOWLR tanks...again, hopefully they would QT the fish instead of treating the whole system with copper...BTW, copper is very bad for inverts and some fish.

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