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Old 01-17-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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what is your opinon about the Base Rocks

what is your opinon about the Base Rocks being sold through marcorocks.com or Reefcleaners.Org?
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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I have planned on getting the base rocks and putting them in the tub that I have the LR sitting in awaiting for the arrival of the new tank. Is that correct you need to have from either 1.5 lbs to 2 lbs per gallon?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:18 AM   #3
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1-1.5lbs/gallon is what I would start off with, then you could always add more later. The reason I suggest this is because I just added 82lbs to my 55g and it's plenty (almost too much). There's about 5lbs of smaller pieces (less than 5-7 inches) left over that I'm going to put in my filter.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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What would be a good ratio for base rocks and live rocks in a 180gal tank?
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it's up to you. you want to take a look at the base rock you get and decide if you want that rock fully visible. you can use 100% base rock if you like the way it looks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:27 PM   #6
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A lot of people will use base rock for the foundation to their reef setups. By this I mean they will get the shape they want and then place liverock on top. This way the light will show the vibrant liverock and shadow the base. As for percentage it could be 20-40% liverock.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thank you that percentage is a good guidline for me.
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