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Old 07-18-2008, 05:42 PM   #11
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OOPS Sorry I meant Live Rocks!!!!!
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Same answer....wink...Or you could buy base rock and seed it with a little cured LR.
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I would shoot for 1.5-2LBs of water.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #14
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SO I can add Live Rocks 1.5-2 LBs is that Per gallon Casue I gallon of water weight 8.34 Pounds How much does a normal Tank weight with the rocks? I just asking I don't want to put a Hole in the floor...LOL

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #16
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Hey does anyone know How many LBS i could put into a 55 gallon tank? Let me know

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I put 20 pounds of live sand in my 30 gallon and it works just fine
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:54 PM   #17
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Yes, to 1Ĺ - 2 pounds of LR per gallon of tank capacity. So for a 55 you want 82- 110 poiunds of rock. A combination of base (75%) and LR (25%) is a great way to start a tank.
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A 55g tank with the correct amount of LR and sand could be close to 700lbs completed.

Where in your house are you planning on putting this tank?
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Sorry Guys, I just received the Aquarium it's a 50 gallon I was 5 Gallons off.. Sorry.... .... He gave me 2 extra Power Heads 450 and 2- 200watt heaters that should cut down my cost of buying that equipment Sweet... Have a question should I use both 200 watt heaters or should I buy a 250 watt heater and try to cut space? Let me know... Thanks

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Are you planning on having a sump on this system? If you are I would suggest using both heaters. They will keep your temp better then a single heater and if one fails you still have one working in the system.
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