The base rock with gradually become LR
. With 60 pounds of LR
, you would not need to worry about needing a filter besides the LR
and the skimmer. A skimmer and a bunch of LR
is the Berlin method of tank filtration, it is fairly bulletprood.
Going over 1 inch is not necessarily bad. A lot of time what you see if people smacking down DSB
style substrate which is basically 4 to 6 inches of substrate. With that much substrate, it can "crash" and cause issue with the tank. Search for "DSB
AND crash" on this forum for more info on the argument. I have a sand bad that is about 1.5 to 2 inches deep. This works out well enough for me. I had it at about an inch thick to start, however I did not think it looked good.
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