How to grow live rock organisms

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will 2 24w acintic t5s work?
This will most likely be efficient enough for most of life that comes on rock.
I have 200lbs of gulf rock in my system. Its going to amaze you how much life actually comes on the rock.
Very minimal intensity until you cycle, cure and remove die off. But some light so your macros don't die off on you.
 
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Should I use the water the LR comes with to match parameters in the gulf?
No, do not use the shipping water. You should have fresh clean pre-mixed saltwater ready to go, you should also have an ammonia test kit, test frequently for the first few days and be ready with pre-mixed saltwater in case ammonia gets higher than 1ppm so you can do a water change. Sometimes a sponge or something dies and causes a ammonia spike, sometimes you never saw a spike at all. If you have any questions or think someone doesn't look right just shoot it's an email.
 
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No, do not use the shipping water. You should have fresh clean pre-mixed saltwater ready to go, you should also have an ammonia test kit, test frequently for the first few days and be ready with pre-mixed saltwater in case ammonia gets higher than 1ppm so you can do a water change. Sometimes a sponge or something dies and causes a ammonia spike, sometimes you never saw a spike at all. If you have any questions or think someone doesn't look right just shoot it's an email.
ok, is your brick and mortar store open? do you think you will have the special Lr for sale in the early summer? I might buy some and look at it at the store? Is this possible? to hand pick it then get it on airline at the same time we fly home then take it back home with us?
 
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im Probably going to want all the sponges and things on the Lr because I’m getting it shipped submerged. Also, what’s the probability of getting a higher order hitchhiker like a goby or a mantis?
 
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