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Old 04-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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What's a good ratio? 5 lbs of live rock and 20 lbs of base rock or 15 lbs of br and 10 lbs of lr for a 20 gallon
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What's a good ratio? 5 lbs of live rock and 20 lbs of base rock or 15 lbs of br and 10 lbs of lr for a 20 gallon
im new to sw but it depends on your budget id say 15 base 5-6lb live
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also you could go all base rock but lr comes with some good and bad hitch hikers
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #14
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I think ill get 20 base and 5 live. What should I do about powerheads?
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:08 PM   #15
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For a 20 probably 2 Koralia nano 425, placed on the back wall pointed forwards and inwards so they'll crash flow and create a nice random flow.
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For a reef tank, i've read people usually suggest 1.5-2 LBs of live rock per gallon and for live sand, its usually 1 lb per gallon.

Maybe do 25 lb of base and 5 lb of live rock for 20 gallons
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:09 PM   #17
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Alright. Is the 25 pound nano key largo rock box from Marco's rocks a good buy? Has anyone ever used their rock?
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you also need some live rock if you want to cycle your tank faster. dry rocks don't have bacteria on them yet. Maybe 15 lbs of the dry rock and 10 lbs of live rock?

Maybe somebody with more experience can verify this.

This is the place your looking at right?

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Well he can use less LR, but if he want no hitch hikers he can use all dry rock.

Plenty of people here on AA have bought from marco's rocks, someone just the other day posted what they got from them. Just type marco rock into the search bar
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So I should go for the 15 lb nano pack?
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