Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-26-2011, 02:08 AM   #601
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibrahim

It's pretty good an easy to scape with. It's $80 with free shipping for 35lbs
What?! Sweet!!! Thanks for telling me this ibrahim! Maybe ill even get 40 lbs and 10 of good live rock!

....if you cant tell, i like deals...

__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:11 AM   #602
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gboy66

What?! Sweet!!! Thanks for telling me this ibrahim! Maybe ill even get 40 lbs and 10 of good live rock!

....if you cant tell, i like deals...
Np. Glad to be of help.
__________________
Ibrahim is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:16 AM   #603
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibrahim

Np. Glad to be of help.
Definitly, i want the florida reef rock!
It seems easily stackable, porous, and has lots of holes! I think it will work nicely!

Ibrahim, how long did it tank for your shipping?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:23 AM   #604
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gboy66

Definitly, i want the florida reef rock!
It seems easily stackable, porous, and has lots of holes! I think it will work nicely!

Ibrahim, how long did it tank for your shipping?
About 3 or 4 days.
__________________
Ibrahim is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:25 AM   #605
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibrahim

About 3 or 4 days.
Ok good! Well, heres the plan.

Ill go check out this craigslist rock. If i lile it ill get 40-45 lbs. Of not, off to reef savers!

On another note, should i put egg crate below the sand? How?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #606
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gboy66

Ok good! Well, heres the plan.

Ill go check out this craigslist rock. If i lile it ill get 40-45 lbs. Of not, off to reef savers!

On another note, should i put egg crate below the sand? How?
I mean it's up to you for the eggcrate. I don't know what it's benefits are but you just cut it to fit your tank and pile on the sand. Well goodnite I've got school tomorrow and it's 1:30am lol
__________________
Ibrahim is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:41 AM   #607
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibrahim

I mean it's up to you for the eggcrate. I don't know what it's benefits are but you just cut it to fit your tank and pile on the sand. Well goodnite I've got school tomorrow and it's 1:30am lol
Ouch! Sorry man! Ill just keep talking, and you or anyone else can answer whenever!

Now, do you lay out the crate flat, or keep it in whatever the heck that shape is haha!
If i dont use crate, do i actually put the rocks on the glass then put the sand around? I dont like that!! Is that only for tunnling fish?

Can i add all the sand then put the whole rock formation on top, and try to dig it in as best i can?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 08:17 AM   #608
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gboy66

Ouch! Sorry man! Ill just keep talking, and you or anyone else can answer whenever!

Now, do you lay out the crate flat, or keep it in whatever the heck that shape is haha!
If i dont use crate, do i actually put the rocks on the glass then put the sand around? I dont like that!! Is that only for tunnling fish?

Can i add all the sand then put the whole rock formation on top, and try to dig it in as best i can?
I add half my sand first then add the rock. Then added the rest
__________________
Ibrahim is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 10:20 AM   #609
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
needmorecowbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: pittsburgh
Posts: 3,638
Just be cautious of it falling. I regret putting my sand in first and then the rock. Half In sounds right to me, it would keep it stable without having the possibility of cracking the glass.
needmorecowbell is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #610
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Awesome thanks both of ya. Ill do half then add. Hey cowbell did you put down egg crate?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 11:51 AM   #611
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I just cut out eggcrate for my 90g tank. Figured it could only help. I cut it out to cover most of the tank bottom. left like an inch in the front and in the back.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 11:53 AM   #612
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
I just cut out eggcrate for my 90g tank. Figured it could only help. I cut it out to cover most of the tank bottom. left like an inch in the front and in the back.
Cool! did you lay it and make it flat? Or just planc it in the tank like it is when on eggs?

Sorry i cant really articulate that very well
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #613
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I used eggcrate from home depot. The white plastic grid that you get in the light department. It's the stuff you see frags sitting in when you see them online.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #614
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
OHH! okay, haha thanks for shedding some light on that. I thought egg crate was literally the crate eggs come in..:'(

So the white graded stuff. How much does that cost?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 12:01 PM   #615
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I paid $12 for a 4 foot by like 2 foot piece. I cut it using a dremel. I also had the overflow to cut around so you should be ok since you wont have one to to have to cut around.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 12:43 PM   #616
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
I paid $12 for a 4 foot by like 2 foot piece. I cut it using a dremel. I also had the overflow to cut around so you should be ok since you wont have one to to have to cut around.
Ok cool! Was this for your 90 gallon? Maybe doing it for a 30 will only cost like 4 dollars hopefully!

Where did you get your rocks from? Bulk reef? Reef savers?
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #617
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
They only sell the big sheets of egg crate. :-( I'm using 75lbs of live rock from my 125g tank and adding in another 50 or so lbs of base rock I have been saving.

I really like the reefcleaner rock, I've bought several boxes of the stuff.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #618
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
They only sell the big sheets of egg crate. :-( I'm using 75lbs of live rock from my 125g tank and adding in another 50 or so lbs of base rock I have been saving.

I really like the reefcleaner rock, I've bought several boxes of the stuff.
Aw man, i guess ill just fill the tank with half sand, rocks, more sand. No crate.

So reef ceaner was nice? What type did you get? I like the florida stuff
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #619
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I get the regular base rock that they sell. It's super porous and they take requests on sizes too. i think I've ordered from them 3 or 4 times and each time the rock was great.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline  
Old 12-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #620
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gboy66's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Cali baby
Posts: 6,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by carey
I get the regular base rock that they sell. It's super porous and they take requests on sizes too. i think I've ordered from them 3 or 4 times and each time the rock was great.
Cool! What sizes do you ask for? Like do you just say big or small?

Hey guys with the 65$ rodi on ebay, i need help! The intake valve is supposed to hook up to a sink but yours is the same size! Do i just go to tge hardware store and get a bugger size to fit? What about the black o-ring type thing in the inside, do i need that? Thanks!
__________________
Gboy66 is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
build, salt, saltwater

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally Gonna go Saltwater - 29 Gallon build spoonman Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 230 09-02-2012 11:16 AM
55 gallon reef - First Saltwater Build Ever! matthewh133 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 200 11-28-2011 03:26 AM
First time 46 gal saltwater build. Couple questions Gunk Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 08-04-2011 11:18 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.