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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Does BRS Reef Saver rock need to be cycled like other dry rock? It says on their website “This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have just started a 60g tank, and I have a 20g sump. I added 50lbs of dry rock and 80lbs of live sand I cycled my last tank with damsels and LR. How should I go about cycling this new tank with live sand and dry rock? Should I just add fish food and "Ghost Feed" the tank? Also, can I cycle the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new to the hobby and started my cycle two days ago. I ordered 'live' rock from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IVIW06K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I got my rocks they were dirty, covered in sand and probably other organic dead matter. I put them straight...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I set up my new 46 BF 13 days ago. I added 40 pounds of the CaribSea live sand, 45 pounds of Marcos dry rock and 10-20 pounds of live rock from my old tank. I added a whole bottle of the BioSpira stuff (the 75 gallon bottle). The tank is at 79 degrees. All RO/DI water with Kent salt. No skimmer...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, and thanks for hosting this forum! I'm just getting started with setting up my first reef tank. I have kept a planted tank for the past 15 years and have been a tropical fish hobbyist for almost 30 years. I've long had an interest in a reef tank but never could fully invest in...
  6. Marine Depot
    Tips & Tricks for Creating an Amazing Aquascape Today we'll discuss the rule of thirds, less being more when it comes to how much rock to use, and share ways to plan your aquascape outside your tank to ensure it's both beautiful and functional for livestock and equipment.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I just want to double check. Is there anything wrong with adding dry rock to an existing tank? And will the added surface area for bacteria help stabilize water more? Thanks for indulging my neurosis.
  8. Nano Reefs
    Hello all! Well I will start with saying while I have had a nano saltwater tank before it has been a long time since I had to break down my tank and I will admit I made many newbie mistakes and I had no patience. Because of time and space constraints I was not able to get back into it until...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered dry rock online and it's suppose to be coming in 2 days, I'm wondering if it's too late to add dry rock into my tank? Right now my tank only has sand and some live rock, so i'm wondering if it's too late to add dry rock to my tank so the live rock can seed it. Should I have waited for...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question about dry rock. I purchased some dry rock the other day from this fish store that is going out of business. I threw it in a spare tank with a heater and powerhead and have it in there. I plan on doing water changes every week or so until my readings are clear and then use it in my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question about dry rock. I purchased some dry rock the other day from this fish store that is going out of business. I threw it in a spare tank with a heater and powerhead and have it in there. I plan on doing water changes every week or so until my readings are clear and then use it in my...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Do I need to worry about anything as far as increased ammonia or nitrites if I'm adding some dry rock to my tank that has about 50lbs live rock? Also, will increasing the amount of rock (ergo bacteria) help lower nitrates? Thanks. I'm beginning to understand how much I don't understand.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys im getting ready to cook some dry rock that was sitting outside my buddies house. I washed the dirt out of it and pressure cleaned the crap out of it. Im going to start cooking it this thursday and I was wondering what some other things i can do to clean it before i do. (ie 50/50...
  14. Marine Depot
    Which Rock is Right for You? Check out our guide to aquarium rock and score a sweet Father's Day coupon code afterward!
  15. Large Systems
    Purchased a large amount of dry rock for new 75 gallon SW tank and sump. I want to start slow this time because, like many, had a lot of issues in my other tank with live rock. Like an idiot, I didn't research like I should have. When I got my rock home, I rinsed it with RO then immediately put...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hell Everyone! New to the hobby and just successfully started my first marine aquarium! - 75 gallon - dry rock/dry sand - skimmer and pump have traces of coralline alga (got from an established aquarium) 1. Will my tank seed without putting live rock in? 2. How can I start the cycle...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I wanted to buy an extra 50lbs of dry rock for aquascaping purposes. Which rock should I buy BRS or Marcos Rock? I have heard mixed reviews about the BRS dry rock. I was leaning towards Marcos Rock, but wanted to hear some opinions. I am going to buy the rock cement at Marcos rock and some...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Thought I had it all decided but after reading more about it, Im not so sure.... My rock, was bought dry and cycled in my 135g which was a failure. I dried it and bleached it, then used it all in the 135 as a cichlid tank.Then I sold the 135 but kept the rock. Bleached again and let dry in...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have had my 40 gallon setup for a few months now (4 ish). In the next few months i hopefully plan to upgrade to deep blues 80 gallon frag tank. I have been reading Geoff's thread "Reefkeeping Made easy" and am getting bombarded with info. In my current tank I have a very shallow sand band (I...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    So I'm adding 30lbs of dry reef cleaners rock and a rock lift. I've got four fish, two shrimp and 5 zoas. Do you think its better to take out all the live rock, put the lift in and add it all back or leave the live in and work around the fish. I wanna get a good cleaning in while doing this.
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