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Old 10-10-2004, 10:59 AM   #1
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how much LR do i need for..........

a 55 gal and how do u make a sand bed????whatever its called?
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:06 PM   #2
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110-220 lbs of lr and http://www.aquariumadvice.com/calcs2.php?type=sanddepth
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Umm, not that much live rock, you should need atleast 1lb per gallon, but I keep about 75-90 lbs
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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I would start with 80-100 lbs of LS. As for the LR...it depends. If you are using it for your primary source of biological filtration (which I recooment) then you will need between 90 and 110 lbs. the general rule is 1.5-2 lbs/gal. the more, the better.
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thanks yall are alot of help...but do i have to use all of them or can i just use up to 40lbs im not saying i am gonna just use 40lbs i was just wondering
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Well if 40lbs is what you can afford to start, then it will do. You can always add more later.
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Old 10-10-2004, 07:57 PM   #7
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How about some cheap base rock and then top off with the 40 of LR.. Over time the base will become live. I have 60 in my 55 and that leaves plenty of swimming room for the fish. IMO you don't want a Rock tank you want a fish tank. as others have said 1lb per gal is a good start.
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