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groovay
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PostPosted: 2004.03.31(Wed)2:33    Post subject: Price comparisen Reply with quote

I live in canada and kinda new to salt water. I been reading and decided to go with live rocks,live sand, and polyp like aquarium and don;'t know if I'm getting ripped off or not.

Well I know rocks goes for around $5-10 per pound.

But my LFS sells live sand for $4 canadian($2.75 US) per pound, is that a good price?

I'm very interested in Polyp as well, not shure what kinda but do they need any special requirements, my LFS sells them at $40-80 per species. If yo8u have any suggesstion it would be great, I'm very interested in polyps that reproduce rapidly and safe to put with damsel and clown.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.31(Wed)7:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, thats about right. I live in Canada as well and its 3.99$ for the live sand, like you mentioned.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.31(Wed)17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone here have good sucess with poylps(hydra like inveterbrates), I think they look really pretty but don't know what kinda of condintions they perfer, is 18 what flourencint enough, with live sand and rock?
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PostPosted: 2004.04.01(Thu)23:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

the word "polyps" can be used to describe virtualy all corals. be more specific.

still, an 18" NO isnt enough for the vast majority of corals. probably you will need compact flourescnet, VHO, T5 or metal halide.

however, LR is far less demanding in terms of lighting. a FOWLR setup may be the route for you.

$2.75 does actualy seem a bit cheap for live rock. do they claim its cured?
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PostPosted: 2004.04.03(Sat)2:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the name of the poylp but it looks very much like a hydra. Kinda tuby like with tenticles on top of it. It can mass produce pretty easily.
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PostPosted: 2004.04.03(Sat)17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be yellow zoanthantids but thats a still a preaty vauge descrption.

aquarium corals by eric bornman is an exalent referance for coral species. I highly recomnd it.
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PostPosted: 2004.04.05(Mon)3:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally foudn what kinda of polyp I wanted, well they're actually worms from what I've read. They're called feather/cluster dusters. Does anyone have any experience on these guys and any requirements to keeping them healthy?
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PostPosted: 2004.04.05(Mon)17:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, yes. those are actualy worms, not a coral. they have feather like arms which they use to catch their food. because they arnt photosynthic. most live rock has at least a few tiny ones. however, there are some larger ones (several inches). they feed on plankton and although they arnt terribly difficult to care for, they do better in established reefs, often w/ a skimmer or other mechanical filter.
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PostPosted: 2004.04.07(Wed)12:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a HOB filter with live sand and live rocks. I also have a 18 what flourecent light bulb which would probably only be .9 what per gallon in my 20 g with a powerhead. Will this support them or would I need more things like better light and stuff..???????
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PostPosted: 2004.04.07(Wed)15:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

fether dusters arnt photsynthic, so light isnt realy an issue. but feeding them is. again, unless your tank is relativly old, they would probably be a good creature to avoid.

but if you want to keep corals, yes, you will want more light. generaly, 4 or more WPG is a good goal.
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