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Old 03-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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How many pounds of slate will I need to make my 75 gallon tank look nice ?
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How many pounds of slate will I need to make my 75 gallon tank look nice ?
The weight may not be as important as the size and shape of the slate. If you go to lowes or Home Depot or a landscape company than you should be able to stack it up as if it were in your tank so you can get an idea on how much to get.
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Pounds isn't an issue in the case. It's what you want the scape to look like. Heavily scaped? Light? Things like that... I have a pretty heavily scaped tank but I left the front open to allow for "free swim"

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I stacked some slate in my 40g breeder.

I didnt go by pounds, i just used what i needed for my stack.
Heres a pic of my tank
I would add a more recent pick, but i just the poly fill in my filter and my tanks a bit messy right now.
My fish do graze on the algae on the rocks quite a bit. Im guessing they like the real rock more than my old fake ones.
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The scape looks nice. I'm a noob at this but I did notice that they do like real rocks over the fakes. It's just like home
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How many pounds of slate will I need to make my 75 gallon tank look nice ?
I probably have about 200 in mine between slate and river rock type.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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I stacked some slate in my 40g breeder.

I didnt go by pounds, i just used what i needed for my stack.
Heres a pic of my tank
I would add a more recent pick, but i just the poly fill in my filter and my tanks a bit messy right now.
My fish do graze on the algae on the rocks quite a bit. Im guessing they like the real rock more than my old fake ones.
Nice tank, I would like to do something similar to that for my 29 Gal, just waiting for the snow to melt to I can go look for rocks haha.
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