Finaly got my Live Rrock

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100 lbs strait from fiji. I arranged it myself, hope you like it.
 

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No comments...hmmm, I was rather impressed with my stacking skills this is a 60 long, and its all gravity held. It's pretty hard making a stack like that with only a 12 inch depth.

p.s. please excuse the mess

thanks, ryan
 

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heh... it's only been an hour! We're still stunned with awe! :wink:

It looks pretty awesome, spence -- does it appear active? I imagine it's fun to look at.
 
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Your octopus friend will rearrange your rock to his/her liking :biggrin2:. Make sure it is secure so that it doesn't fall on top of the octopus...
 

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tonmo;107534 said:
heh... it's only been an hour! We're still stunned with awe! :wink:

It looks pretty awesome, spence -- does it appear active? I imagine it's fun to look at.

haha... I was just looking for some instant gratification. And ya it's ridiculously active every piece is covered in color about half of the lot is at least 30% covered in purple coralline algae. And the rest are 65-85% covered in array of color. One thing that worries me is that the water has a slight greenish tinge, I have heard that this may be because theirs not enough oxygen? Wait it out or what.
 
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Spence24;107537 said:
One thing that worries me is that the water has a slight greenish tinge, I have heard that this may be because theirs not enough oxygen? Wait it out or what.

Patience... just hang in there, everything is going to be fine.
 

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One question I have to ask -- do you think the furniture it sits on is sturdy enough? I am not experienced with this, but I've seen other folks in the past comment on the need for a strong foundation for a big tank.
 

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Cool, thanks...I just wanted to make sure. Oh and, if I don't secure the rock, will it be o.k. I understand my octo will probably move them, but he won't get hurt in the process will he? Their are seriously a minimum of 15 little caves in the rocks, so no major movement will be required. Also one more question is there enough open space for my octo??
 

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tonmo;107540 said:
One question I have to ask -- do you think the furniture it sits on is sturdy enough? I am not experienced with this, but I've seen other folks in the past comment on the need for a strong foundation for a big tank.

Yes, I...actually me and my girlfriend, spent 3 and half hours setting it up. Putting every rock in just the right place so that everything is extremely secure and nothing can be moved without a great deal of force.


EDIT: The tank itself has been set up for a couple weeks, I just added the live rock.
 

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Congratulations on reaching this step in the develpment of your tank!

It's so interesting to get live rock and watch all it become covered with interesting things. As you say, there's already much to see. You'll still be finding new algaes, featherdusters, amphipods and whatever 6 months from now. Be sure to buy a good magnifying glass so you can view everything close up!

I see the many little octopus dens and passages that you've left in the rock. You were right to test the stability carefully. The only casulty from falling rock reported on Ceph Care was years ago when a small octopus hung onto the rock with a few arms and the feeding stick with others, pulling a rock down on himself. Your rock should be fine.

I assume you have a sump under the tank.

And Tony, that's an aquarium stand, they're usually heavy wood and/or very strong plastic, so it should be fine for the tank, but no doubt Ryan has looked into that.

Nancy
 

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