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Old 07-30-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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Too much??

How much rock is too much? I recently upgraded to a 225 mbuna tank, I added a little over 200# more rock to it. I have 150# of sand and around a total of 300# of rockwork. That sounds like alot, but it only makes a couple of layers, there is alot of open space in the top 2/3rds.

I guess the question is "how much weight can this thing take?"
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Is it glass or acrylic? What kind of stand is it on?
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It is Glass and the stand is an All Glass brand, solid oak
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:59 AM   #4
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do you have anything under the rock? most people put egg creates down to help even out the weight. as long as it isnt all the weight resting on one point you should be fine for the most part. i seen rock work go all the way to the top of the tank.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
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Bottom is covered with egg crate first. So as long as there are no "points" i can keep adding rock?. I guess the mass of the rock displaces alot of water and it evens out somewhat, huh, maybe??
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I would love to add a bunch more rock to give the scape some height. Will it hold up?? any other opinions
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:56 PM   #7
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i believe it will. as long as its supported.
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