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Old 07-26-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
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rock capacity

was wondering how many pounds of live rock can be put in a 55 gal tall tank i have 70 pounds now
what is the limit
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The general rules are 1 pound per gallon minimum and 2 pounds per gallon maximum, but you can have as many pounds as you want as long as the there are enough open space for the fish to swim.
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thanx for the tip then 110 pounds it is
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as long as the there are enough open space for the fish to swim.
Make sure of enough swim room. What fish in your tank
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IT really depends on the rock density and your personal preference. As mentioned, 1 lb/gal is minimum, 2 is very good. I happen to have about 160-170lbs in my 72gal. It does not look too crowded and there is a good bit of swimming space. A lot of it is aqua-cultured LR form FL and I think it is a bit more dense then Fiji or Tonga rock.
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i have three green chromis
1 percula clown
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1 mustard tang
there is enough room oh yeah i bought 10 more pounds yesterday
up to 80 lbs. now
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I think porous rock is key. It won't displace as much water and has far greater surface for the bacteria to grow on.
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Yeah, I learned that with coral branch rock - big, long branches, they look like a giant leather coral. They take up a lot of room for their weight. I stopped buying that after I realized it wasn't as porous as the more "rock-like" rocks.
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Is this the infamous yellow tang?
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Is this the infamous yellow tang?
I tried looking up the mustard tang and couldn't find it either.
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