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HOW MUCH ROCK IS 2 MUCH

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HOW MUCH ROCK IS 2 MUCH

Post by Reefer-Rick on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:30 pm

Doing my 45g reef tank got about an inch of #2 down also got my fude tank set its an aqua 50 my bac2 cyclone skimmer running have about 25lbs of live rock in want this to be all natural so was wondering on how much live rock to put in i was thinking on 3 lb per gallon or ya think thats not enough any comments would help me outbrain burning from trying to find out threw the net study
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Post by 300gallonacrylic on Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:50 am

I would say to go with about 90lbs tops(1-1/2 lbs to 2 lbs/gallon.....1 lb to 1-1/2 lbs is probably better), too much rock takes away from the swimming room as well as drops the amount of water in the tank significantly......gives LOTS of hiding places though. Put in 135 lbs of rock, then pull it all out and you'll probably be left with about 1/2 a tank of water. I put about 140-150 lbs of live rock into a 40g tank to cure the rock and the tank was just about ALL rock! Just a small amount of water evaporation and there was rock sticking out of the water. That's just my experience/opinion though.
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Post by kellehar*Mod* on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:02 am

are you going to put in a sand bed or are you going B/B?
Plus I would have to agree with 300gallonacrylic on the 2 lbs/gallon

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Post by Reefer-Rick on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:16 am

putting in a sand bed but not as much as they say @ GARF

http://www.garf.org/bulletproofreef/BulletProof.asp I think 100llb of sand is way too much for a 45g tank
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Post by SATELLITE on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:27 am

ya i'd say 100 is too much. thats what i have in my 80g. and it also depends on what grade size you are going with
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Post by Reefer-Rick on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:32 am

going with #2 just have to build my egg cart bottom with pipe that should take up over a inch glass only 14 inches high so with 2 inches of sand that only leaves me about 10 inches of viewing maybe should of started with a taller tank lol
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Post by SATELLITE on Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:37 am

i don't have anything like that for my bottom. i have grade 1 and grade 2 with about 2 cups of grade 15. in total i have something like 3-4" for sand bed
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