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Old 09-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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What is the ratio of live rock to water in a saltwater tank? Or is there one at all?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Usually 1 pound for every gallon
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:23 AM   #4
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1lb / gallon works but don't be afraid to add some more. It's not uncommon for people to have 2.5lb / gallon in their tank even though that can be a bit much.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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I have over 400 pounds in a 150g and had 180 in a 75g,, so meddbid is correct i think. Plus I dont use a sump and my nitrates are at 10-20ppm thanks to the quantity of LR
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I prefer more live rock as well probably have 100 lbs in my 75 with only a few lbs in the sump. I have 70 more lbs curing to add to the tank and sump.
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I prefer more live rock as well probably have 100 lbs in my 75 with only a few lbs in the sump. I have 70 more lbs curing to add to the tank and sump.
Nice, that's the way to go, "Berlin" style
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Thanks for the info. I'm a little nervous that a saltwater tank with live rock will result in bankruptcy or divorce now lol.
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Just buy as you go, spread the spending out. That's what I do. Keeps the fiancé happier.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #10
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Do I need a minimum amount to start with in a 90 gallon
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