Setup for 60 days - cycled
We only have the 2 clowns for fish. We wanted to start light and are not suggesting rushing into anything, but we do feel the mandarins are beautiful, although advanced care required.
As for the live rock, I can't tell you the exact lbs because we got it from a friend's aquarium and forgot to ask, but it covers most of the bottom of our 75 gal
. and is about 1/3 or 1/2 the height of the aquarium. Sorry for not having the specifics!
Also - we have a Rena XP3 Canister as our only filtration besides LR
and everyone seems happy in our tank