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Old 07-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #11
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Hopefully, thanks anyway
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #12
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You really need at least 25kg (55lbs) of "Live Rock" to run a Berlin reef system (no mechanical filtration) for a 50 gallon tank!
I do it with my 150 gallon but I have over 450lbs of live rock and my water is crystal clear!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:50 AM   #13
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You may be able to use your canister as a sand bed reactor if which would help. Just some DIY involved!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #14
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i'd love to have more live rock but as i mentioned earlier in this post money is a tight subject at the moment, i'm basically trying to see if i can replace my sump with the canister just to maintain everything until i can get myself a new sump.
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Look into making a sand bed reactor, they are easy to make and hold a lot of aerobic bacteria.
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alright ill have a look and see, thanks heaps
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #17
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I don't think you have enough rock either. roughly 15-20 pounds of rock in a nearly 50 gallon tank isn't much. At least a pound per gallon is ideal. You could use the canister filter and keep some sponge and carbon in it, but you'll have to thoroughly clean it about weekly.
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