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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
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I personally run 100lb of LR in my 60g tank and everything works well. The only thing people need to remember about running this type of setting is to have some kind of setup to keep water flow under all the LR. I found that with PVC pipe drilled with many holes and place in the sand and have LR sit on top of them works very well. 1)is that you lift up the LR and the water can flow under the sand that will not create "dead spot" 2) is that connect those PVC to a small power head and now you have the entire sand bed water flow issue take cared of.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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I have a 90 gallon with 120 pounds of live rock. I have never had any problems with water quality and I don't have a sump, refugium, or protein slimmer. The fish have plenty of swimming room and hiding spots also.
Wow how u have it scaped it don't look like 120 pounds nice aqua scapeing tho I like it
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I have a 90 gallon with 120 pounds of live rock. I have never had any problems with water quality and I don't have a sump, refugium, or protein slimmer. The fish have plenty of swimming room and hiding spots also.
Looks great love the scape
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #14
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Thanks! I changed it 10 times in my first few weeks while it was cycling.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
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Might want to get you a skimmer
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #16
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I just picked one up a couple days ago. It's a Coralife 125g super skimmer.
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Great...very promising tank...
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #18
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The pounds per gallon rule applies mostly to the Berlin method of filtration. If you are using a different filtration method, less rock does provide benefits such as swimming area and sand bed availability. I would use that sort of setup for a shark (assuming the massive minimum tank size is used) or ray, or other such animals that require large sand bed area.
However, I rely largely on my rock for filtration, so the 1-2 pounds per gallon rule applies.
+1 on that! When LR is your main filtration I wouldn't start saving here!
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