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Old 02-02-2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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Live Rock for new tank??

I am starting a 46gallon saltwater tank and I have questions about live rock.

1) Should I buy live rock online?

2) How much live rock?

3) Do I put all of the rock in at one time when I first start the tank to get biological filtration started?

I can get live rock locally but it is not of very good quality.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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Buy from lr.com. Yes you can put all the lr in at one time. To save some money you could also buy some base rock. 50/50. That way the lr will seed the base rock and you will soon have all lr. Oh and if the LR is uncured it will help the cycle go faster. It only took my tank 1 week to run the full cycle. I also used the shrimp. hth
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Yup, its great rock.
http://www.liverocks.com
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Definately LR.com They have great product and service. Get a mix with the base rock to maximize your initial purchase so you dont need to add more later.
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Thanks for the welcome.

I wasnt sure if you were supposed to add all of the rock in the beginning at one time. I have read some sites that say dont add too much rock in the beginning.

Is the base rock also available from LR.com and is it much cheaper??

How many lbs total should I get?[/code][/url]
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:59 AM   #6
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I beleive they say 2lbs of lr per gallon. Yes the base rock is cheaper...GL
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This was helpful to me too....that lr.com is about an hour from my house
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dumb question but is the rubble in your sump count for the amount of lr you have as a whole? basically rubble is live rock - right...I was going to get actually lr for my sump....just smaller pieces.
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Is 40# of key rock enough?? I will be running a canister filter and have about 2 in. of live/fake sand mix.

And should I use the pvc as support under the rock as I have read some people talking about?


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