now i have to reseal it... fine by me, i wanted to use black silicone to update the look of the tank. but is the frame reusable?
while we where at the lfs
returning the feeder goldfish they loaned us. (returned fat and happy fyi) gave us some conflicting info on the tank...
1) we need live rock to cycle the tank... i was going to use my canister filters that are well established with bb. like i said before the 55 is going to get cleaned out after we find happy homes for the rams... and will be our live rock curing and holding tank...
2)still need to find out what all live rock is and what it is to cure it or find out when i can use it in my dt.
3)freshwater bb is the not the same as saltwater bb? the whole reason for keeping my 405's under a bio load was to use them on the saltwater until we accumulate all our lr
4)we cannot put fish in our tank until we have lr
. we wanted to put black and white clowns in so its not just sitting there waiting on lr
5)he talked us into buying (if you ask me) a horrible specimen of live rock. good deal per lb but still. we went to a another lfs
and bought a nice piece. water flows through it not off it or pools. just in case what i thought was wrong.
6)both pieces are sitting in a bucket of saltwater from the store. got 3? gallons for free... big deal but one of the pieces is partially out of the water with a paper towel wicking the water up to the topside. is that going to be ok until i can reseal the tank?
7)no fish for a month because of lr
cycling the tank. canister filters?
8)base rock (puckani or figi base rock from one of the online stores like reefcleaners or bulkreefsupply) cannot be used in addition to live rock because it will take upwards of 5 years to make it live. made it sound like we could only use live rock... ie buy it from the store or someone...
i know some are asked twice and many are contingent on others...
carey you used base in your 125 build... i cant remember if huma-huma used it in his... no he used all the live rock that came with the tank... his sand was in question.
ok aa lay it on me...