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Old 04-15-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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I got 52 pounds of it from saltwaterfish.com and already had 25 before I ordered.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #12
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LOL I can't see all that well. But yeah, i bet it would look awesome with alot more rock, especially if you're going to get into corals.
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Yeah. I keep trying to build but they keep falling so I have to make it small
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:44 PM   #14
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I have a similar setup to yours,75 gallon reef ready and a 20 gallon sump. I started off with 130 lbs of base rock and 35 lbs premium Caribbean LR.
IMO Carey is wrong in saying you need light porous rock.The denser the rock the better.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:48 PM   #15
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I have a similar setup to yours,75 gallon reef ready and a 20 gallon sump. I started off with 130 lbs of base rock and 35 lbs premium Caribbean LR.
IMO Carey is wrong in saying you need light porous rock.The denser the rock the better.

hey i may very well be I was under the impression you wanted very porous rock so that the critters and bacteria can populate it.

I'm sure someone with more experience than myself will chime in!
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to each their own.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #17
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hey i may very well be I was under the impression you wanted very porous rock so that the critters and bacteria can populate it.
I was going to say the same thing, you're better off getting porous rock, more bacteria for your buck that way, but as he said, to each their own. I like a lot of rock (and my fish love all the caves that come with it)
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Well I'm giving up on the guy from petco. He's not answering my messages and keeps putting it off till the next day
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:20 AM   #19
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more porous rock means more surface area that can be populated by bacteria meaning more "filtration". Weight has nothing to do with it. Obviously you want pieces that aren't going to float away in the current, but you do not want as dense as you can find.
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I got new rocks, check out my new thread
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