People on the forum often ask how much live rock is in the tank... and I've began thinking about my current setup.
When I originally purchased the tank, I spent about $250 on base rock (@ $2/lb). Since then, I've added an additional (I estimate) 60lbs of live rock. It may be a little more, little less. Either way, I'm probably looking at a lot of rock... period.
So, does the "base rock" help with the nitrates/nitrites? Or is it only the live rock that matters? If so, how do I get my base rock to turn into live rock to help make the tank healthier overall?
BTW - this is a 90G predator tank. I have a drilled tank with a wet/dry. I will be adding an intank refugium soon. I also have a protein skimmer on the tank.
Let me know if you have any questions... thanks for your input!