What an adventure to date. I already have a 14 BC running but decided I couldn't stand only two fish and I wanted to play with more coral..sooooooooo I bought a 28G NC LED
and then a couple of weeks later won a second one in a raffle. That is a raise of 42 galllons
I've been building up live rock to "cook" for a few weeks and had about 70 pounds on hand already (including what is in the 14) but Live Aquaria had this sale of 25lbs of fully cured aquacultered Nano live rock. I ordered that figuring I can sell off or barter for credit at the LFS
of any rock I don't use. The rock from LA is nice..the pieces are small but there are a lot of nice flat pieces which will make nice ledges and other smaller, rounder pieces that I am planning on gluing together to make some arches. The rock is covered in purple coralline.
I had to laugh at the packaging. When I ordered LA's regular Nano liverock, they packaged it in two plastic bags and had a single piece of wet , make that damp, newspaper tossed over the top. The box I got today had the rock covered in at least a half dozen wet, and I do mean dripping, brown craft paper sheets and inside a plastic bag. Then, that bag was put in another bag, and that one in another....there were SIX bags total.
The other half of this adventure was that I went to set up the other tank to help with the liverock load and found out the tank is leaking. Never a dull moment.
I plan on working some aquascaping this weekend, or as much as I can without the other tank to set and in between working on a graduate midterm...in finance. What finances????
I'll update this with a pic of the new stuff once the tank clears a little more..it got a little cloudy when I was putting in the new liverock. Nothing much to look at right now as stuff is just in a pile until I get time this weekend.