How much to seed

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  1. Deftones2015

    Deftones2015 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I have a friend who I can buy live rock from for 2$ a lb. His rock doesn't look any where near as nice as reefcleaners.org does. I plan on buying the 50lb box for my 40 breeder but I am wondering how much live rock I should buy from my friend to seed. Will I get sponges, stars and all that after a while like I would with his live rock?
     
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  3. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    There isnt any life on our base rock, it is dry. You would want about 15 pounds to seed if you both a 50 pound box of dry rock.
     
  4. Deftones2015

    Deftones2015 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Sounds good thanks! How long should I wait before I order a reef cleaner package from you as well?
     
  5. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    until the tank is cycled and algae is present, it is a matter of events occurring, rather than an amount of time.