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That’s where I plan on keeping it as well, in the sump. I will cycle it though beforehand to keep any algae from getting in my new tank. The bacteria from the ocean is second to none, and like you, I plan on mainly having SPS, so I want it to have a much of a head start as possible.
You’re going to cycle the live rock or cycle the tank before you put the rock in?
 

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You’re going to cycle the live rock or cycle the tank before you put the rock in?
I will cycle the rock before I set up the new tank. Roughly a month or so before I set up my new tank I will order the rock and start to cycle it. I haven’t decided yet, but I may also place some of the Marco Shelf rock in the container as well to get a head start on seeding it.
 
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I will cycle the rock before I set up the new tank. Roughly a month or so before I set up my new tank I will order the rock and start to cycle it. I haven’t decided yet, but I may also place some of the Marco Shelf rock in the container as well to get a head start on seeding it.
Not a bad idea. I thought about going ahead and cycling my rock as I already have it, but I still have to aquascape and I don’t want to have to do it in the water. So I’d just lose whatever bacteria I was able to get going.
 

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Not a bad idea. I thought about going ahead and cycling my rock as I already have it, but I still have to aquascape and I don’t want to have to do it in the water. So I’d just lose whatever bacteria I was able to get going.
I plan on aquascaping outside the tank. Then, after I glue it all together I will place sections of the aquascape in the container with the live rock. I can’t do it all as I have well over 170 pounds of Marco Shelf rock, but I can possibly do a few sections. It’s just a matter of having enough containers to hold it.
 
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Started with dry rock. So if by real live rock you mean from the ocean, then I don't know where I could get that. I'll have to find some. But I will definitely try.
Give Austin Aqua Farms a call, they get live rock from Australia shipped in. I bought 50 pounds of it from them and it’s nice stuff. You do have to watch for aptasia though.

I drove down and picked it out myself, and put it right in the tank after cleaning up a couple nasties and removing a gorilla crab.

You are welcome to swing by and check it out if your up to it
 
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Give Austin Aqua Farms a call, they get live rock from Australia shipped in. I bought 50 pounds of it from them and it’s nice stuff. You do have to watch for aptasia though.

I drove down and picked it out myself, and put it right in the tank after cleaning up a couple nasties and removing a gorilla crab.

You are welcome to swing by and check it out if your up to it
Thanks!
 

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