DRY ROCK & LIVE ROCK Discussion

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by REEFCARTEL, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    That's how Richard would start tanks at Tropiquarium. One one of the US godfathers of coral propagation. Urea is very useful... bacteria and algae LOVE it.
     
  2. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    I'm planning to change my rock out, had Marco rocks previously. Will go dry route again, so I can custom drill holes in it, and cement it to create rock work how I want it to look like.
     
  3. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Lets say you were drunk and twinkled into your tank? would that be considered Vodka dosing? LMAO
     
  4. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    That's exactly the first thought I had reading Mark's post! Except I think it's 'tinkle' - the other would hurt! :(
     
  5. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

  6. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    How do you guys feel about this Aragonite Special grade Dry sand? Any of you use it? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1422501259.238756.jpg
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Both
     
  8. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Space up the base rock? so put sand first then sit it on top at an angle not flat on the bottom?
     
  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I like as little contact w the bottom as possible personally. You can make spacers w PVC pipe or other stuff to get it off the bottom and be stable, or just stack it good in a way where it isn't flat against the sand for too much of the area. That blocks flow a lot and you run the risk of erring some super nasty stuff accumulating in the resulting dead spots. I often use three smallish chunks of rocks to space up each bottom base rock and then build on top of that if that makes any sense
     
  10. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    What about those egg crates? I cut cut a square size. That way it wont scratch the glass either.
     
  11. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I've noticed that all of those who reply to your questions are $upporting members.
    As we are $upporting you, why aren't you $upporting us?
     
  12. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    $upporting me? in what way? Money?
     
  13. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Supporting the club. It's not much, just $30/yr.
     
  14. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Ok gotcha. ill look into it and sign up. All good :)
     
  15. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I did that. Never again.
    That makes it worse. Lots of deep little square holes to trap crud.
    And the perfectly square corners are visibly fake, even when covered in coraline. Ugly.

    Suggest using bits of rubble as legs, to keep rock off bottom.
    Either attached with concrete or epoxy.
    Also, you can make little fake sand bases by mixing sand with epoxy or concrete.
    Look at posts $41 and #42.
    http://www.bareefers.org/forum/threads/ryghs-250-gallon-rev-2.17503/page-3
     
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  16. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Very nice! how does it look inside the tank? Is it noticeable? no detritus at all trapped under the rocks?
     
  17. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Still building the back rock. So not sure yet.
     
  18. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    ah gotcha
     
  19. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Live rocks are for noobs!. Pro use dry clean rocks...haha
     
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  20. REEFCARTEL

    REEFCARTEL Guest

    Were talking about Saltwater tanks right? haha


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