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Old 08-19-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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How Much LR per Gallon?

I will be ordering my Live Rock from liverocks.com here very soon and I was wondering how much I will really need to get.

I have a 37 gallon cube tank approx. 24 inches long, 20 inches high, and 20 inches deep.

I originally thought that 40 lbs would be good but is the rock from Liverocks.com very dense?

should I order more?
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50lbs - 60lbs is what I would order if I was you.
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I have 115 lbs of rock in my 55 gallon, 80 of which being from liverocks.com, so roughly 2.09 lbs per gallon. I am also slowly adding smaller rocks with coral frags on them, with the end goal being about 130 lbs or liverock. The rock from liverocks.com is pretty dense and will take up less space than you think, but its awesome looking and well well well worth the money =).
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I second that.. get at least 50 lbs or you'll end up wanting more later.
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Most would say the more the better. That is true if you are relying on the LR for most of your bio filtration. 1.5 to 2 pounds/gal is enough for good bio filtration. It also depends on personal preference, what you think looks good. I agree with most here, Start with 50-60 lbs if you do not have any right now.
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everyone says 1-2lbs...I'd say split the difference and start with 1.5lbs per gallon...like the others in this thread mentioned.
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YOu can always add more rock. If you go and order to much then your stuck with it. Plus when it comes to getting corals and such alot of time they will come on rocks also.
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cool. thanks. I will probibly get 50 lbs then
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