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Old 06-17-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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After months of planning I'm finally on my way

Here we go with 50 lbs base rock from hirocks.com


Here's the 45lbs LR


It came damp, with fairly good color, and no bad smell. Only time will tell at this point.

BTW, should I throw in a shrimp to start the cycle, or will the die off from the rock be enough?
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Old 06-17-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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I think the lr will be enough. Keep an eye on the ammonia to be sure. Looks nice
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Old 06-17-2004, 05:48 PM   #3
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Cool Rock that Rocks!

Did I say that? Man that was corny

Anyway, it looks nice.
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Old 06-17-2004, 09:42 PM   #4
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what exactly is base rock ( does it include your sand) cause all i see is one big rock...also is it necessary to have? and what kind of live rock did u go with? your tank looks awsome hope mine turns out that nice
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Old 06-17-2004, 10:17 PM   #5
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Base rock is just dead dry rock. The LR should "seed" the base rock and eventually turn it into LR. I could have bought 100lbs of LR but splitting it 50/50 was cheaper.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:01 PM   #7
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does making a 50/50 mixture of live rock and base rock hinder or slow down the cycling process....does it prolong the amount of time before u can add fish?
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:07 PM   #8
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Thats a gorgeous display! Bakelite heaven!
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Awesome!

BTW, I see you're a Man U fan Be sure to look me up if you're ever in this neck of the woods because I live 5 mins from Old Trafford
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(1) Orchid Dottyback
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(1) Flame Angel
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