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Old 07-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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How many pounds of rock & sand?

Setting up a glass 150gl how many pounds of sand & rock should I use? I don't want to over do it!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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What kind of tank are you planning? Do you know what stock list you have in mind? Some fish like lots of hiding room, others like more room to swim. And depending on what fish, some like to bury themselves. Everyone will give you a different opinion too. Me personally I like about an inch and a half sand bed and lots of rock. Most of the time (at least with my fish) they stress less with more places to hide. You can always add more rock also just do it slowly or cure the rock before hand so you don't cause a mini cycle.
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The general rule of thumb is a pound of rock/sand per gallon. The advise above is important to take into account though, as is the type of rock you will be using. Some rock is more dense than others, so smaller amounts will be heavier, with fewer nooks and crannies for the fish.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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The general rule of thumb is a pound of rock/sand per gallon. The advise above is important to take into account though, as is the type of rock you will be using. Some rock is more dense than others, so smaller amounts will be heavier, with fewer nooks and crannies for the fish.
This is what I thought. My rocks are going to be hand made. Here's a pic of some I was looking for weight.
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