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Old 08-28-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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Calcium??

is it good or bad to add liquid calsium while a tank is cycling?
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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you don't need to add calcium unless you have something that is using it like corals or clams.
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Old 08-28-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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doesent calsium make liverock more nice?
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:32 PM   #4
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There should be enough in your salt mix to sustain your liverock. If you have a test kit check it and keep it at 400-450ppm
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:32 AM   #5
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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can i put live rock right after i add the sald in the tank? and if i do the shrimp method do i ever take the shrimp out?
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what is a good idea for aquascaping in a 44 gal pendagon tank with about 10 pounds of live rock??
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There are as many different designs for aquascaping as you can think of. Personally, I think whatever looks good to you as you move the rocks around and stack/combine them, is what you should do, although there are diagrams of scaping out there.

10 lbs of live rock seems way too low for a 44 gallon to me...most use anywhere from 1 to 2 lbs per gallon.

Enjoy your tank and give it your own signature style 8) .
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wen i put the shrimp in the tank do i take its exoskeleton off? do i ever take it out?
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i went to HD today and there was sand that said old castle tropical play sand from the carribean .. i was like GREAT but then it said not recomended for aquariums. should i still get it or go to another HD?. and they did not other types of sand.
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:36 PM   #11
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The Old castle bags all say that... it should be fine as long as it passes the vinegar test.
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From what I have read on these forums, they have to put that on their bag so they dont step on the toes of the Local Fish Stores. I dont know if home depot will allow you to pour vineagar on their sand before you buy but really, how much is a 50 lb bag. Soooooo cheap, I'm jealous.
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yesterday night i put the sand in and today i wake up and the water is still fogy is this right?
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24 hrs had passed and the water is still a lil foggy should i put in the live rock now enyway? and the shrimp?? and do i have to take the exoskeleton off the shrimp before i put it in??
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Yes put it in and leave ir on the shrimp..
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