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PostSubject: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/13/2010, 5:56 pm

Looking to setup my double 75's and get some live rock going like crazy. Is there a substrate that will help the growth of live rock? Sand? nothing at all? What kind of light is recommended?

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/13/2010, 6:36 pm

kory, just mix up your saltwater to what it will be in your tanks including calcium. some cheap NO lights would work just for the rock but use 10,000k bulbs (fixture change would be required for kepping corals and nems). you should also run a protien skimmer to take care of die off of the rock (some die off will occur) and do 10% water changes every week (once a week). now also use seachem stability, it is bacteria starter basically it is beneficial bacteria in a bottle. i have used stability adn my tank went through its cycle in 7 days so if you do above you will be good, also add a hardy fish also (otherwise you have to add a tiny amount of fish food daily because the beneficial bacteria will die if it is not fed) easiest way is to have at least 1 fish and feed it as normal and with tiny leftover amounts of food and teh fish poo the bacteria will stay
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/13/2010, 6:43 pm

lordraptor1 wrote:
kory, just mix up your saltwater to what it will be in your tanks including calcium. some cheap NO lights would work just for the rock but use 10,000k bulbs (fixture change would be required for kepping corals and nems). you should also run a protien skimmer to take care of die off of the rock (some die off will occur) and do 10% water changes every week (once a week). now also use seachem stability, it is bacteria starter basically it is beneficial bacteria in a bottle. i have used stability adn my tank went through its cycle in 7 days so if you do above you will be good, also add a hardy fish also (otherwise you have to add a tiny amount of fish food daily because the beneficial bacteria will die if it is not fed) easiest way is to have at least 1 fish and feed it as normal and with tiny leftover amounts of food and teh fish poo the bacteria will stay

thank u. How much for a used skimmer?

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/13/2010, 6:58 pm

You can find a used skimmer for like $50(craigslist.org)

WEEK 1: I just use Biozyme and cured live rock
WEEK 2: blue/green chromis, iodine and liquid calcium(kent)
WEEK 3: protein skimmer and a frag or 2(softie)
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PostSubject: rock set up   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/14/2010, 12:38 am

Yup that seachem stability is some good stuff. Kory I have a really good fairly new skimmer I'm not needing any longer. Its a coralife neddle wheel super skimmer model 125 for $50
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/14/2010, 12:53 am

TOL-JA

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/14/2010, 2:46 am

the coralife units are good i have teh ss125 adn an ss220 myself and i have been very pleased with them. teh super skimmers from coralife can be used hang on or in sump as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock setup   Live rock setup Icon_minitime1/14/2010, 7:55 am

Sold. I need something like that. I can always use it on a big tank later.

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