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Old 03-06-2014, 04:16 AM   #1
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Hi all I'm new to the site figured i would show off my new aquarium it's a 150 salt aquarium . I am a beginner but have done freshwater for years . And I get my 1134 watt halide light in two days can't wait.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:04 AM   #5
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Do you plan on adding more live rock? You should have approximately 200lbs to do it right. You can also add dead base rock as well, but the rock is your main source of bio-filtration.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #7
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Ya I know I need a lot more live rock but I just spent 500 on lighting alone this month so it cut me out for the live rock lol. Not including my other supplies. But thank you for the tip
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:38 PM   #8
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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1134 watts total with three 250 watt metal halides and four acentic blues even tho that's not what I ordered and eight led strips.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:28 AM   #12
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Thank you just started almost three months ago so this is just the beginning
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:29 AM   #13
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Like Carey said, you definitely need more live rock. Well if your tank is cycled it doesn't even have to be live. Cured I believe it's called. It's cheaper as well. Will save you a few hundred dollars for sure.
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I'll have to look into it I've found 45 pounds of live Fiji rock for 133 $ . But that's the cheapest and I've searched everywhere lol.
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Lemme see if I can pull an old thread of mine up for you man
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Here take a look at this http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.ph...mart&Itemid=58
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Ypu wont be able to add live rock to the tank now, unless you dont have anything alive in there. It will cause a spike. I would add base rock like the below link

Amazon.com: Carib Sea ACS00370 South Sea Base Rock for Aquarium, 40-Pound: Pet Supplies
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Hey that's really cheap Carey!!!
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Wow so checked out both sites pretty cheap my question is base rock turns to live rock? And if so how? Is it still Fiji rock?
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The bacteria that is live will move over to the new rock and after a few months you wont be able to tell them apart.

Fiji rock is where some rock comes from, ie: fiji lol I find fiji to be kinda dense and not as porous as the base rock. Porous rock is what you want, more nooks and crannies for bacteria to build and for lil critters to call home as your tank matures.
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