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Old 01-31-2006, 11:34 AM   #11
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If it’s new it will take time for you to see how the rock will fit together. You’ll realize oh I can pt this over here and move this over there.
so true, i'm a beginner & just got started about 2 weeks ago ... have a 29 gallon tank and have about 50lbs of live rock. at first i thought it looked crowded, & it did, but i looked at it for a while, re-arranged some rock & now it looks fabulous.
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Ok,

So is there too little too?

I have a 44 corner hex with maybe 30 - 40 pounds in it. I also have about 10 pounds of base rock, that is holding up the works.
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Your base rock will become LR in time. Unless the base rock is completly under your substrate.
That would take u up to 40 or 50 pounds total in time and being that u have a 44gal you would be alright but most suggest going a lil more than just 1lb per gallon.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:33 PM   #14
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You will be fine. In a corner hex you are kind of limited for space, it sounds good to me.
If you have the tank set up the way you want and you like the way it looks then don't add any more. Adding more won't hurt, just take up more room.
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Sounds good to me. I bought a couple of lbs of small rock that I can move around and alter the look of the tank without disturbing the big stuff. It comes in handy as you add new fish etc and start to notice how they interact...good for making hidey places and so on.
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When I see a tank with 1.5-2.0 pounds of rock per gallon water it seems like a rock tank instead of a fish tank to me. (I'm a FW BTW) What is so magical about the 1.5-2 pounds number? Can it be done well with less? TIA.
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I'm with the coolchinchilla on that. I've about 1.0 lb per gallon. Mostly due to budget, but I kinda like being able to see each and every critter, fish and space.

IF you have a SUMP or FUGE then I'd say pack that baby to the top and call it good.

NOW a questions about LBS. I've seen some LR that is just small as crap and weighs a ton. Yet I usually go with a very light / well opened rock that has holes, etc but MORE coraline growth. Which is better? More surface space I would think on a rock is better overall.
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