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Old 04-16-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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LR - Enough

Filled the tank (92gal), its still cloudy as I am waiting for the sand to settle. I am going to wait a few weeks for everything to settle and make sure no surprises such as leaks, etc. Planning on ordering LR at first week of May. In addition to the 60-70lbs (dry weight) of dead base rock I currently have, I am planning on ordering from Liveaquaria:

45lbs premium fiji
45lbs good fiji

Does this sound sufficient?
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Old 04-16-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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yes you should be ok with that amount of rock
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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your going to put 150lbs of rock in a 75?
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no he has a 92 gallon tank
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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150 pounds in a 92G for starter is enough. You should add about 30 more pounds over time. HTH
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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Or go with the 160 and call it quits. The 70 you have plus the planned order would put you at 1.5lbs per gallon.
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
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holy Cow I don't know where I got 75 from??

I only have around 125lbs of LR in my 125 and it works well for filtration. Don't got so set on having 2lbs per gallon that you end up with a rock tank. You need to aquascape the tank so you have room for corals and fish to swim..
Post some pics when it comes in..
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:30 PM   #8
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I've got 200# in my 125 (about 10 of rubble in the sump) and there's plenty of swimming room, and hiding places for the fish.
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thats nice... Not all rock is the same size and shape, some rock is very dense and one soccer ball size piece could be 20-25 lbs. My rock was not very dense so 125lb filled the tank. I am just trying to point out that it is not set in stone that you "Need" 2lbs per gallon to have a stable tank. 1lb per gal is a good min IMO.. If you like more rock then go for it..
Again there are many ways to do things in this hobby, just pointing that out.
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120 lbs. in the 92g. I agree, the 1.5 per can get crowded.
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