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Old 02-07-2005, 07:58 PM   #11
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The lr is your main source of bio filteration. It is one of the most expensive parts of the set up but also one of the most important for a healthy aquarium. Keep asking questions and you'll be their before you know it, just move slowly and dont rush it or I assure you it will come back to bite you.

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Old 02-07-2005, 08:25 PM   #12
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80# of LR in a 125 is not enough. It took almost 150# for me to fill half of my 75 gal. You could do 80# base rock and the rest with LR to save $$$. The base rocks will eventually turn into LR as well.

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Old 02-07-2005, 09:47 PM   #13
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80 lbs is what I bought with the tank. I could easily have more but I don't have that great a bioload (18 corals, maybe 20 inches of fish). I've registered 0 ammonia, nitrate and nitrite since setting the tank up 8 months ago. My Powder Blue Tang is my nitrite-gauge anyway - if he starts losing his color I need to test the water. Hasn't happened yet.

It also depends on how you disperse the live rock in the tank. Good water flow will also help the efficiency of the live rock.

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Maroon Clown/White tip LT anemone, Powder Blue Tang, Female Swallow Angel, SixLine Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Firefish, Fathead Anthias, Blue Mandarin, 3 Chromis, 3 Green Gobies
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