Aquascaping - Setting Live Rock

Dave shows how he set live rock in 110 gallon Red Sea aquarium...shown in real time. Forward video to 24:45 to get to putty.

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Dave shows how he set live rock in 110 gallon Red Sea aquarium...shown in real time. Forward video to 24:45 to get to putty.

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dhmi3388
dhmi3388 - 3 years ago
The Title, "Setting Live Rock"...the intro, "I'm going to start this tank with dry rock". Maybe the title should say, "Fiddling, Decorating...with Dry Rock"
Marcus
Marcus - 4 years ago
Any recommendations on if your aquascape is already set up in your nano but you're not quite happy with how it looks with water, right now aquarium is in the cycling process, would this be a good time to redo, or should I wait until cycling process is complete?
jerry ebner
jerry ebner - 4 years ago
I've heard of people using super glue to join the rocks and info for or against that ?
Licensed2420
Licensed2420 - 5 years ago
If was me would def not rest the rock directly on the glass bottom of the tank... I use either small patio or interlocking stones or flat base rocks on the bottom... or that plastic grate that people use to cover aquarium tops and rest the rock on it!
Licensed2420
Licensed2420 - 4 years ago
ya Im changing my thoughts on having in the middle also!
tim Bauer
tim Bauer - 4 years ago
Licensed2420 most people put the rocks on the glass so that the rock structure is strong because of you put it directly on sand the rock structure could potentially fail and cause disasters
eric olsen
eric olsen - 5 years ago
while cycling a new tank. 50 gal. when do you do your first water change?
Alex Kingcole
Alex Kingcole - 5 years ago
+eric olsen
if you are using a bacterial additive follow their directions, if not -as soon as the ammonia hits 1ppm, do a 100% Water Change.
daniel wallengren
daniel wallengren - 5 years ago
will silicone hold as good as the putty
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 5 years ago
+daniel wallengren I've never used silicone when setting live rock. I like how the putty hardens and blends into the aquascape. I don't think silicone would work as well.
Kim Bui
Kim Bui - 5 years ago
Bye
Future Trunks
Future Trunks - 5 years ago
bye
Christoph Shultz
Christoph Shultz - 5 years ago
It turned out really nice, I didn't like the rock in the middle should of left it open but thats just me. Thanks for the tips.
Bill Goody Aquarium Service
Bill Goody Aquarium Service - 5 years ago
I thought it wasn't going to come out good but that hole in the middle really saves it.

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Dennis Younger
Dennis Younger - 5 years ago
Nice instruction.  thanks
Joe Scrivens
Joe Scrivens - 6 years ago
im not much of a fan of a boulder in the middle of a tank, and then some more rocks. I like lines and flow.... leave room for the corals to fill
Mark Nutt
Mark Nutt - 6 years ago
Nothing like listening to some prick breathing for half an hour...
10/12/14 Edit: Sorry for the hostility, no idea why I said that.
Reefer Nanoman
Reefer Nanoman - 5 years ago
+Mark Nutt Dave is not a prick! I have met him personally and he is a very nice guy.
maine932
maine932 - 6 years ago
When words are no better than silence, one should keep silent...
geckoblaze48
geckoblaze48 - 6 years ago
2 much rock. know when to stop.
geckoblaze48
geckoblaze48 - 6 years ago
I like to put the rock in middle so it doesn't touch any sides.
Davray Dumas
Davray Dumas - 6 years ago
Just got a hammer coral , and need to know what supplements to use ?
Davray Dumas
Davray Dumas - 6 years ago
Just got a hammer coral , and need to know what supplements to use ?
Filekv5
Filekv5 - 5 years ago
+Davray Dumas feed it blood, preferably from virgin sacrifice :D
ZDG
ZDG - 6 years ago
does this really seem like the appropriate place to get the information you're looking for?.......
Jonathan Stone
Jonathan Stone - 6 years ago
Does the putty turn white or does it stay red?
Sam B
Sam B - 6 years ago
Good video - thanks for the ideas
nikko alcadio
nikko alcadio - 6 years ago
marry me!! haha
Michelle Johnson
Michelle Johnson - 6 years ago
You couldn't have done it better if you tried !! It's perfect !!

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flambo991
flambo991 - 6 years ago
un grand merci
simon belson
simon belson - 7 years ago
Great video. And very helpful as I start to set up my aquarium this week. Thanks for the info.
simon belson
simon belson - 7 years ago
Great video. And very helpful as I start to set up my aquarium this week. Thanks for the info.
Jay Marine
Jay Marine - 4 years ago
how's the tank so far? :-)
Donovan Miller
Donovan Miller - 7 years ago
How do you like that new Red Sea tank?  I think it looks nice.  Saw it set up at MACNA. 
orlando gutierrez
orlando gutierrez - 7 years ago
Will that rock become live rock and get that purple look to it...iam a new aquarest..and have not decided on rock yet..
BlueNinjaofRedness
BlueNinjaofRedness - 7 years ago
Yes, it will. You have to 'seed' the tank with the purple or pink algae and it'll grow on its own, or you can use additives like Purple-Up to grow that coralline algae to grow. :) It can take a couple of months to a year to get unboosted algae to cover your rocks real well. :/ At least that's from my extremely limited experience.
orlando gutierrez
orlando gutierrez - 7 years ago
Will that rock become live rock and get that purple look to it...iam a new aquarest..and have not decided on rock yet..
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
You do need to make sure its mixed thoroughly - I've never had a problem with it losing grip.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
We do not rinse live sand. The water was clear by the morning.
TerraReef Aquariums
TerraReef Aquariums - 7 years ago
Do you typically not rinse the sand to remove dust?
TerraReef Aquariums
TerraReef Aquariums - 7 years ago
You prefer rocks to shift on their own when fish, corals, and water are in the tank? As Dave said, it is best the rocks are firmly on the bottom. Many LFS keep live rock in glass tanks and take rock in and our year after year with out the tank exploding. Glass is much stronger then you think. Caution recommended of course, but sand is not a good safety net.

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sleepytyme1
sleepytyme1 - 7 years ago
updates soon????
Aggzz91
Aggzz91 - 7 years ago
Nice tank !!! Check out mine :)
cutehampstead
cutehampstead - 7 years ago
Every time I use that same brand of putty it comes apart a year later.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
We will do updates over time. We already made it through the first algae bloom and the tank is settling in nicely. It is still very new so I'm sure there will be more bumps in the road.
warusweims
warusweims - 7 years ago
This is a really unique concept. I'm really looking forward to the updates as you cycle and stock this tank. It would be nice to see all the stages of a reef a tank from here on out. Including the green hair algae and possible cyano stage that us experienced reefers have dealt with.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
No this rock is a mixture of Tonga Fusion and Indonesian live rock.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
We will do an update at some point. The tank is progressing well. We posted a pic on FB recently.
Gunnar Jones
Gunnar Jones - 7 years ago
Is that Marshall Island ??
cbau45
cbau45 - 7 years ago
Love this setup so far. Are you planning on doing an update video as the system progresses? Would like to see how this one looks with fish/coral in it.
Boris Tadić
Boris Tadić - 7 years ago
Thank you, by the way videos are great especially for us beginners.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
Most of the nice shapely rock is only available as live rock. You need to buy it any dry it out yourself if you want to start with dry rock. We do have a good selection in stock now.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
Lace rock is best for freshwater aquariums. It is not nearly as porous as live rock and will not have nearly as much filtration capacity. You can use a bit of it as base rock if you like.
cordj549
cordj549 - 7 years ago
What are your thoughts on using lace rock
cordj549
cordj549 - 7 years ago
This rock looks amazing do you sell this rock after watching this video I've looked everywhere for it I can only find it live . Can I get dry rock like this or do you know of another rock that is similar to this that is really shapely
Hamad Muslat
Hamad Muslat - 7 years ago
It looks beautiful even with out coral and fish.. good job
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
Not a bad idea. This hobby is about patience and I'm ok to wait a few months for it to blend in. If I get impatient I'll just mount a coral over it.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
I have stacked the live rock against the glass in most setups I've done including this Red Sea S400. There is nothing wrong with stacking it that way - its how most aquariums are setup.
Boris Tadić
Boris Tadić - 7 years ago
Can you please tell me, is it OK for live rock to be in contact with the rear glass as in this video, or I should leave a place between glass and rock behind too? I am asking because somewhere I saw a guy telling that in this way the rock that is in a contact with glass behind is dead. Is this true?
Mark2124
Mark2124 - 7 years ago
Hey come checkout my salt water nano fish tank
Joe Blow
Joe Blow - 7 years ago
Dave you are the man!! Something I have noticed is that most tend to have the rock slanted one way..like the exellent job you did most of slanted to the right

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Chango305
Chango305 - 7 years ago
That was some very artistic landscaping loved how everything came out vivid aquariums are the best.
Henk Peels
Henk Peels - 7 years ago
You might consider using some ground dryed rock to cover the putty to make it blend in from the get go...
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
We sell many varieties of live rock and can get you larger pieces if you like.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
Interesting point. We have used DD's Aquascape Construction Epoxy to bind the rocks to glass in many setups over the years without any problems. We do usually fill the tank with water soon after the putty is used so that helps to prevent any rapid swings in temperature. Honestly I have not noticed this putty getting very hot during the curing process. In my opinion it is safe to use as I described.
Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews - 7 years ago
Just a thought, but surely placing putty on the glass may cause a risk of damaging or cracking the glass due to the putty get extremely hot in the process of curing.
Dee From Brooklyn
Dee From Brooklyn - 7 years ago
Dave, it's good to see you earn your money.. Lol
711Smoker
711Smoker - 7 years ago
Thanks. Where can I get the same rock you have in this video and close to the same size peaces? Thanks for the reply back..
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
I would recommend 90-120 lbs for your 90 gallon tank.
1-4-69happytimes
1-4-69happytimes - 7 years ago
Nice work, I love it!:)
711Smoker
711Smoker - 7 years ago
How many pounds of dry rock do you recommend for a 90G tank?
spcamaj
spcamaj - 7 years ago
Nice videos dave check out my channel
Jeff Laliberte
Jeff Laliberte - 7 years ago
Better then 99% of the programs on commercial TV, no need to fast forward ! Thanks Dave. Sometimes its nice to see the mystery behind the magic. Hope to see future vids on this tank....
Mike
Mike - 7 years ago
At last a descent video on reef scaping. Thanks Dave
IbeSyke
IbeSyke - 7 years ago
im such a nerd im highly entertain by this all 33min of it , your a brave man dave i couldn't do this with no sand on the bottom as a safety net !
IbeSyke
IbeSyke - 7 years ago
How MANy of You GUys Didn't FAst Forward LIke Me? (True REEF nerd) Sure Helps HAving All That Nice Rock To Choose From DAVe
Mr.Anonymous
Mr.Anonymous - 7 years ago
No offense but it look like your on something but besides that great video
Aqua Tang
Aqua Tang - 7 years ago
Check out my new Youtube Channel everybody. I have a 220 GALLON REEF TANK.
JDReef
JDReef - 7 years ago
Very nice tank and excellent video as always. I wish you were my local fish store although I think the wife is glad you're not. ;)
Brett'sReef
Brett'sReef - 7 years ago
Dave, I'm glad you have picked the Red Sea Max as your project. I look forward to watching future updates on this tank. I'm looking at the RSM 250 in the near future. Can't wait to hear your review. Red Sea make some awesome looking tanks.
Ron K
Ron K - 7 years ago
Me**
Ron K
Ron K - 7 years ago
That looked really good it kinda make my wanna redo my tank.
WonderfulWub
WonderfulWub - 7 years ago
Reef putty isn't a rock-solid adhesive, it's really meant for stabilising wobbly rockwork. It's easily pulled apart with a little bit of force if the time comes where you need to do it, but it's strong enough to hold everything in place until then.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
The putty is not that strong. The rocks will still come apart when you take them apart.
buttonpolyps
buttonpolyps - 7 years ago
If you putty the structure, how do you get the rock structure back out easily when you want to dismantle the tank for an upgrade?
10GalReef
10GalReef - 7 years ago
Looks amazing! Check out my 75 gal rock work if you have a little time.
Vivid Aquariums
Vivid Aquariums - 7 years ago
I discuss flow in our Wavemakers video. It's hard to give visual examples. You will start to know the high, med, and low flow areas of your tank as you move coral around.
Speeddemon77710
Speeddemon77710 - 7 years ago
Can you please make a detailed video related to flow? Like what is high moderate and low flow with visual examples perhaps? Whats better a standing wave or reef mode or both? How to deal with dead spots? How to use flow to maximize filtration? I cant seem to find a decent in depth answer to any of these. Just an idea. Love your videos :)
JamesAquariumz
JamesAquariumz - 7 years ago
I have just done mine, check it out! It's in my videos, I have a project going on :) feedback would be great!! ( I'm from the uk )
dayglo Kinney
dayglo Kinney - 7 years ago
nice video Dave, lots of information thanks
Max Quintas
Max Quintas - 7 years ago
These videos are very informative and helpful! :)
Emmanuel Becerra
Emmanuel Becerra - 7 years ago
Great video, keep up the good work!

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