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Old 09-24-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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LR/Base Rock split question

First off I want to thank those people who gave me all their ideas and help while i was switching my tank over from CC to LS. A very big THANKYOU!!

Now my last question for a bit :

My 40 gallon tank has about 15 or so lbs of semi live rock,<in the past i wasnt keeping up with water changes like i should have been > I want to add more LR and some base rock to help in the cost. How much base rock and then how much LR should i get to get a decent amount in my tank.

I am going to try to attach a pic so you all can see how much space is available. <crosses fingers>

I am very happy to have stumbled upon this forum where people are very knowledable and helpful.

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Old 09-24-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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You could go with 20 pounds of each. If you can get 25 live and 20 base. It will take a few months to seed the base rock but I think it is worth the wait
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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Your ultimate long term goal should be about 60lbs of LR in a 40g. If you already have 15 you will need 45lbs more. If you are buying your LR locally than just split it 50/50 LR to base rock. If you are buying online it is more cost efficient to just get a 40-45lb box because after you add shipping its cheaper to get 40lbs than 20lbs.
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