Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-23-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: rockford illinois
Posts: 168
sand, baserock, or both?

what have you guys done put sand only and live rock or base rock and live rock or used sand and base rock and live rocks? and also do i have to use base rock in my syster or will sand be good enough?

zach119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 436
Send a message via MSN to mjvincent
It depends on what you want. I have sand (about 40 pounds) with about 20 pounds of base rock (which is now live) and 14 pound of live rock. I want to get about 10-20 more pound of rock at least.

Mike Jones
32 gallon hex, 34 lbs lr, Prizm protein skimmer, fluval 104, 1 maxi jet 750, 1 maxi jet 1200 ph, current 40w 50/50 pc, 1 NO powerglo 19watt, 1 daylight NO 65w (equiv), two damsels, 1 green brittlestar, 1 peppermint shrimp, turbo snails, red legged hermit crabs, kenyan tree coral, leather coral, pumping xenia, mushroom coral, green star polyps, orange button polyps
mjvincent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 72
I used about 80lbs of sand, 60lbs of base rock and 50 lbs of live. you could use more live rock but it'll cost more.
ironmanxl1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St Petersburg Fl
Posts: 603
Send a message via AIM to pearsont74 Send a message via Yahoo to pearsont74
Zach....there is not really a standard.
I personally got about 30-40lb of live sand directly from the gulf and mixed with 40lb agronite. I got 80lb of LR and am supposed to be getting almost another 80lb today. I know a guy who has the license to harvest LR so I am going that route...may take more work and alot of water changes to get my tank stable but Im getting over 150 lbs of LR for far less then I can get it from anywhere else please this rock is premium LR with lots of life

you may read about some that mix 25% live sand and 75% play sand or agronite sand (if you can find the right play sand at HD or lowes...thats cheaper)

I have seen most places the Base LR is not much cheaper then the better stuff/premium...its all in what you want to do and can afford.
I found this guy locally thru ebay and so far the 1st 80lb is good...but its uncured fresh harvested LR which means I have to do alot of water changes.
check my site out --> www.coppernreef.com
pearsont74 is offline   Reply With Quote

base, rock, sand

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Baserock clowninround Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 03-27-2007 04:56 PM
Cleaning baserock fishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 03-21-2006 12:14 AM
Stocking Baserock bj5z25 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 06-30-2005 11:13 AM
Cincerblock Baserock gozetec02 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11 04-24-2005 11:24 PM
Buying Baserock MrsPeel Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 19 03-08-2004 10:36 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.