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Old 06-22-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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How much LR is enough?

I have 50 pounds in my 46g bowfront all LR no base rock, I was considering another 20 pounds of Tonga branch..

Anyone think 70 pounds is too much? Too little?

Anyone with a 40-55 tank have a pic of LR placement? Mine is sporadic and I just don't have a good talent at placing my pieces...
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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it all depends on what you are wanting to do with the appearance of your tank.. theres no real algorithm to say how much u should or shouldnt have..

for a tank that size though i'd look at roughly 100lbs..
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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I have 120 pounds in my 60. 20 pounds in my sump. Not too much... just arrange it nicely.

46 I would do 90-100 pounds IMO.
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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My biggest problem right now is arranging it nicely. I just have it as a ridge line from left to right across the tank. Space in front of it and behind..

I really suck at placing rock, anyone have recommendations? I was thinking about building a volcano like mound in the center of the aquarium and working outward to the glass. Right now with my ridge setup it touches the glass on the left & right sides of the aquarium...
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:43 AM   #5
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IMO 1 lb per gallon is the min I would go with. It all depends on the looks you want and if the rock is dense. I have 60 in my 55 and It fills the tank up nice, I have see dense rock in tanks and it only looks like 30 lbs instead of 60.
Some people like the look of losts of LR, I don't I want a fish tank not a LR tank.
I enough for good natural filtration and thats it..
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:48 AM   #6
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if u can post a pic of the current tank out i'd help alot..! then maybe we could help design something diff..!
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:55 AM   #7
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I can take some pics when I get home this evening and post em up. I need to do before and after shots anyways since this weekend I am adding a new overflow, a uv sterilizer, 3 maxi-jet 600's on a wavemaker pro, and getting rid of my satellite dual and putting up a coralife aqua moonlight. Going to be removing my Hagan 901 powerhead and my crappy Penguin Emperor hang on the back filter...
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Old 06-22-2005, 06:30 PM   #8
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Just a suggestion: I like the look of two mounds on each side of the tank. kind of offset from each other. I like to create a lot of caves for creatures to inhabit. Give it character and depth. Allow water to flow around the mass and through it. It always takes me a few months to finally settle on aquascaping. I consider aquariums to always be a work in progress.
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Old 06-22-2005, 07:00 PM   #9
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I like the look of two mounds
SALTYDAWGY: Me too

Oh yeah I also have my tank set up that way.
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I am horrible at aquascaping and my husband who happens to be very good at setting up a tank and arranging corals can't do it either : ( I once asked my LFS how much they would charge and they said $2/lb. Doesn't sound like much i know but I have atleast 290 lb's yikes! Look in the gallery under tank shots, there are some great aquascapes in there!
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