View Full Version : LR in and settled....

07-26-2007, 12:08 AM
Still a tad cloudy, I stired the water up a but using a eyedropper to blow some of the sand off of the LR.

Keep in mind, I layed these works out by "Feel" in completely opaque water....




Any decent layout? This is my first time doing live rock lol

07-26-2007, 12:32 AM
i don't have very much experience with SW but it looks really good to me. :19:

07-26-2007, 12:49 AM
Nice if you could see it, great since you couldn't. Just make sure the side of the rock with algae is facing the light.

07-26-2007, 12:50 AM
Looks good!

07-26-2007, 02:11 AM
I agree with fish guy...it looks good the way it is, but you should make sure that you have all of your best algae visible. I think that rock on the right hand side of the tank might need to be reversed to get the purple showing out.

It looks like you got good rocks, they have quite a bit of color. Wait 'til they have been under the lights for a couple of months!!!

07-26-2007, 02:33 AM
Any plans on fish/inverts?

07-26-2007, 01:47 PM
I was moving that rock on the right side around, and couldn't get it to sit and not fall over any other way than it is now, and it looks alright, so the algea will just have to move itself lol.

I'm thinking a Firefish and 2 clownfish. Not sure about invertibrates yet. Though after 6 months, I'm thinknig about adding a Scooter Blenny, they are so cute.

07-26-2007, 09:20 PM
I personally think the purple firefish have a little more going for them than the regular ones. Any idea on what species of clown? If you can, captive bred is a good way to go. TFH has a good book on clownfish, 'Clownfishes', by Joyce D. Wilkerson. I have it, it is very good. If you are even thinking about clowns, buy it.

07-26-2007, 10:07 PM
for the scooter youll need a fuge

07-26-2007, 11:56 PM
I like the normal firefish because of the freckles. No idea if they fade overtime, but just like them lol. So I will keep looking for one with lots more freckles than others once my tank can actually bare fish. It will be a month or so at least.

As far as clowns, that is still up in the air. Not sure if I want to go with Ocellaris Clown or the black clownfish. But I will get two of them, just because.

Is the life rock not enough, do I have to install one of those plastic toobs for the scooter blenny?

Also, only a few days since my live rock in, but I've already got activity, worms burrowing into the sand, I can see the lines on the glass in the sand and see wormshere and there. Even got a crab forming lol.


07-27-2007, 12:54 AM
since your gona have a low biolaod in the tank i think you would be fine with that amount, the black/white clowns are ocellaris and onyx are perucla, it would be cool to pair a regualr ocellaris with a black/white one that way you dont need to decide either. lol. and the fire fish will keep there freckles

07-27-2007, 01:14 AM
Exactly, the black and white clowns I have seen are ocellaris. And ocellaris also come in an assortment of odd patterns (picasso, tear-drop, etc.).

07-27-2007, 01:17 AM
picasso=percula snowflake=ocellaris :)

07-28-2007, 01:08 PM
Both are called picasso, I have never heard of either referred to as snowflake. Maybe around you they are, but the common name around here for that type of patterning on either species is picasso.