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Old 08-18-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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how much lr do i need

i want to have fish in my 38 gal. and i dont know how much live rock i need and what kind, any suggesstions?
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i have the same question but for a 75 gal.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:55 PM   #3
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If your using the lr as your filtration, 1-1.5 lbs per gallon is what is suggested. So, I'd say about 55lbs for the 38.

And about 110lbs for the 75.
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does this amount (55lbs) still apply if i told u that im going to have an AC500 and penguin 200 running too.
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If your going to depend on mechanical filtration, no, you won't need as much. Get as much as looks pleasing to you.
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ok, on the 75 gal, i have a wet dry or trickle filter and also have a Fluvul 404 on order and shipping to me.

how much LR is safe for starters.
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Personally, since I prefer the look and filtration capabilities of the live rock, I would get at least 75 lbs. (1lbs per gallon)That sounds like alot I know but once you get it in the tank, you'll see, it's not much at all.
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In my 55 I have 80lbs of LR in the tank on a DSB and I put 10lbs of live rubble into my wet/dry that i converted into a sump. I don't have any other filtration other than that and all is well after 9 mos.

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where is good place to purchase live rock off the internet?
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:23 AM   #10
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As stated, for actual LR filtration 1-1.5lbs/gallon. If it's for looks, build it to suit your tastes. www.liverocks.com is pretty well liked around here, but no experience myself.
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