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Old 12-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #21
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Yep, fish would be nice lol. Just know with fish comes nitrates and with nitrates come hair algae. You can rid yourself of that with pwc's and more rock.

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I got some great LR off of saltwaterfish.com
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Did it have much die off?
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #24
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100 - 200 lbs sounds good to me. The tank is extremely established. I have 1 yellow tang - 2 ocellaris clowns - 2 damsels - 1 scooter blenny. I def want to add more fish - would it be easier on my current fish to add some live rock and a fish or two? instead of just adding fish.
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sniperhawk - were you satisfied with the rock?

needmorecowbell - what is pwc's ? and No die off - it was the way i bought the rock from my lfs.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:45 PM   #26
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100 - 200 lbs sounds good to me. The tank is extremely established. I have 1 yellow tang - 2 ocellaris clowns - 2 damsels - 1 scooter blenny. I def want to add more fish - would it be easier on my current fish to add some live rock and a fish or two? instead of just adding fish.
Ya, but make sure the lr is cured or else you will have die off in the tank which would cause a mini cycle
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #27
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gboy66 - where do you recommend lr from?
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:51 PM   #28
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Ya, but make sure the lr is cured or else you will have die off in the tank which would cause a mini cycle
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I was just going to say that haha.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:52 PM   #29
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sniperhawk - were you satisfied with the rock?

needmorecowbell - what is pwc's ? and No die off - it was the way i bought the rock from my lfs.
Partial water Change and I was wondering if sniper had die off with his rock.
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gboy66 - where do you recommend lr from?
Not sure, i am yet to purchase mine! Im probably going to inspect the rock being sold by people on CL, and if i cant find any good stuff buy a little bit of live atthe lfs and the rest baserock
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It turns the rest live a lot faster than I thought it would for me.
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During any shipping you will have some die off...I had a large amount cuz Fedex beat my box like it owed them money. Freaken holes in it and taped back together before leaving it on my porch in 30 degree weather...
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oh ok. I am located near Tampa FL. There is a lfs selling rock for 7 a lb. it looks like very healthy rock - a lot of growth. How could i tell by looking at it if it is cured?
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sniperhawk - do you suggest not buying online?
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Of course I would, the rock is amazing! I just have a problem with fedex. Are you looking for alot of LR for 7 a lbs? It isn't bad, I bought pieces I liked from Petco for 15-20 just one rock. Did that a couple times. The great thing about LR is that once you get the foundation established you can let your imagination go wild and when you see a piece that'll fit what you want, get it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:17 PM   #36
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i am looking at buying around 100 lbs. I guess the next obvious question is - there are sooooo many types of lr out there - how do you go about deciding on a type?
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Fiji is the most common, tonga is branches of rock, and reef saver is ecofriendly.
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where did you buy online?
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Well what type of aquascape do you like best? That is how you will answer that question. Fiji seems to be more like a small porous bolder. Caribbean is more flat (which is my preference), and tonga is branching like stated above. I'm sure I missed something.
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i would say i am leaning more towards fiji or tonga.
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