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Old 07-24-2005, 05:21 PM   #11
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wow is LR ever expensive! I picked up 4lbs chunk of it, is htat suitable for a 25 gallon tank?
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #12
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You are correct about it being expensive. check out www.liverocks.com for some nicely priced off the hook LR. It is some of the best out there. The general rule of thumb is 1.5-2lbs/gal of LR for biological filtration. 38-50lbs for your 25gal tank. It does not all need to be added at once. In fact, you can use a combination of LR and dead base rock to save some money. Over time the LR will seed the BR and it will all be LR. Check out www.hirocks.com for base rock. People here have had great success with them. Try 20lb of LR and 20lbs of BR to get started.
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Would I sitll need to use that much if I have a filter? I have a Fluval Filter on the tank I just want to use it to help cycle the tank, and of course because it looks good.
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I cycle mine with lf rock at the same time took about 3 months to be able to put fish.
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Like Lando said, the rule of thumb is 1.5 to 2 lbs per gallon. The fluval filter you have (cannister) does not have as much bio filtering capabilities as a piece of live rock. Buy a bunch of base rock (relatively cheap) and then buy a couple of pounds of LR at a time. I bought around half live rock and the rest base and it is all considered living now.
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