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Old 04-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Do i really need 30 lbs of live rock to set up 30g reef and fish Tank? Thanks
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Yea that should be good could go more but usually you need a lb per gallon to build up nice bacteria on there
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks... Just want to make sure coz some people said you dont need thats much (per lbs) live rock...again thanks
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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If you have a sump you can put some in there and some in the display tank otherwise it's good to have it per gallon per lb bc of the surface area the bacteria need to go on ....and no problem
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I can just stock like 20 lbs live rock in my sump and 10lbs landscape design in the main tank? Coz 30 lbs of live rock is kind of too much space for a 30g tank...
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That does work. But keep in mind that 1lbs per gallon is kinda the minimum and 1.5 lbs per gallon is the max.
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U don't really meed that much for bacteria your sand will provide plenty of square inches. Do it the way you want your rock to look if u have a sump you have more than plenty if u want more add Bio balls they will add lots of area. The bacteria will grow on every square inch in the tank and sump and your bacteria population will depend on your waste load is how it works
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info guys
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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30 lbs does not take up as much space as you probably think. I have about 70lbs in my 30 with plenty of open space for fish. I would do at least 30 for a reef.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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Right now i probably have 35-40 lbs of live rock, theres still room but not plenty, maybe my rocks are kind of big... Ill take pic Soon
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