Hi everyone, I'm just starting out with a saltwater aquarium, so nothing big planned for now. I'm looking to keep a clown or two and maybe later on progress to corals. Right now I have a 30 gallon glass tank with a HOB
power filter. The lighting is a standard baseline flourescent hood.
The tank is filled with 20lbs of aragonite live sand and about 6lbs of live rock straight from my LFS
. The sand has been in for about a week, and I just bought the large piece of live rock yesterday. My question is, Do I need to add more live rock? I know everyone suggests using at least 1 pound per gallon, but is it really necessary for a FO
system? The reason I ask is because one of my neighbors has a saltwater tank with a hippo tang that he has had for over 7 years, and he has no live rock or even sand, just some sort of gravel. Another thing I've read of is using mostly base rock (cheaper) with a few pounds of live rock. Would that work?
Thanks in advance, atte