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    Ed's 60 G. Cube Set-up

    Hi everyone,
    I am definitely new to the saltwater hobby and have been in the process of making my own stand for a 60 gallon cube tank. I have done research for the past year about saltwater and am ready to take the plunge. I will be doing the plumbing this coming weekend. I'm not sure if I like the aquascaping yet so any ideas, suggestions, help about anything and everything would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help and input.
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    Welcome ravenjred.
    Looks pretty good so far.
    Nice work on the stand.

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    looking nice, is that the brs reef saver dry rock that you are using?

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    Yes, that is the BRS Dry Rock. I also have the aragonite sand from them. Any idea how many inches 80 lbs. of sand will make in a 60 gallon cube?

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    its about over 1 inch thick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenjred View Post
    Any idea how many inches 80 lbs. of sand will make in a 60 gallon cube?
    I'm guessing that your tank has a foot print of 24" x 24". Correct?

    80lbs. of sand will give you just over 2-1/2" of sand, using the calculator here.

    http://www.reefcentral.com/index.php...bed-calculator

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    Yes, it is 24x24. Thank you.

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    are you using any bacteria additive to cycle your tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thienan253 View Post
    are you using any bacteria additive to cycle your tank?
    I don't plan on it. I won't be plumbing it till this weekend and then adding water. I am listening to my brothers advise. Heaves in KY. and has a big tank. He told me to put a table shrimp in and let it rot. That should start the cycle. We shall see. I'm excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenjred View Post
    I don't plan on it. I won't be plumbing it till this weekend and then adding water. I am listening to my brothers advise. Heaves in KY. and has a big tank. He told me to put a table shrimp in and let it rot. That should start the cycle. We shall see. I'm excited.

    That is one way to do it, but I've seen a lot of people pretty happy with stuff like Dr. Tims bacteria additive.

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    Thanks. I'll take a look at that.

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    Welcome to RF! I have a 60 gallon cube also.

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    Thanks. I would love to see pics of your tank if you can post them or tell me where they are. How many and what fish and corals do you have? I look forward to hearing from you.

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    Hi raven. Maybe add a lil sand and if u need more add.more...
    Havent looked at ur pics yet. But usually I suggest a rock scape like a lagoon. A slope. Or an island. Ull wanna do an island. Bigger rocks and less are better if that makes sense. U can tape out a 24x4 square on the garage floor and play with it. Use drill and large zip ties to really form it up. Hths
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    Welcome to the 60 cube club! Looking good so far!
    Check out my 60 cube build here...
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