Tampa Bay ROCKS!

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My favorite part about setting up a new tank is those two trips to the airport and bringing back the goodies. :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
It's just unfortunate that I'm only working with a 60g tank this time!

Today I picked up the sand and about 15lbs of base rock.
It's been in the tank about 9 hours now.
No ammonia readings so far.
Can't wait for Part 2! :cool:

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It's been over 24 hours.
No ammonia has registered on my Salifert kit.
And my Salifert Nitrate kit is registering really low Nitrate levels of around .2 - .5
 
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Have you have had a vermetid snail outbreak from this rock?
Personally, i have never had any kind of pest like that in my TBS tanks over the course of more than a decade.
 

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Doesnt most of this die off soon?
Some of mine died off and some flourished. The black sponges didn't do so well, but the white ball-like sponges are growing nicely in a shaded section of rock, cup corals growing well, fan worms good, some tunicates doing alright. I picked up the rocks from the airport and actually kept dripping water over them to keep them wet while I handled them and aquascaped (helps having a second set of hands). I didn't get macro on mine, so can't say for sure about that. Lots of coraline that's still going strong, but I can't really tell if one kind dominated the others over time with the blues on.
 
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Doesnt most of this die off soon?
Over time, yes it does tend to die off. Some things last longer than others. Some will survive a long time.
Meanwhile it's really cool to look at until you can build up your coral stock. ;)
 
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Not following my build thread? You should be! But I'm not mad. I got you.
Here's some pics just 2-3 days after the arrival of Part II of The Package! :cool:

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