Hey guys. So I've had a 75g freshwater for almost 2 years and just upgraded to 240g. I've decided to try saltwater for the first time and will be converting the 75. I've cleaned the whole tank out, substrate and all, as well as my two Fluval 406 canisters. I have put in 100lbs of brand new sand (pool filter variety), a few fake plants, a couple of medium decorations and one large decoration. I filled the tank back up and fired up both filters with fresh carbon, water polishing pads, bio balls and bio foam.
I have yet to purchase the salt from my LFS
, which I will be doing soon. I have no desire (at this point) to get into reefs, so I will be keeping it simple with live rock and fish only for now. I will be starting out with probably 1-2 fish and slowly add 1-2 at a time every few weeks. In addition to the salt, I will be purchasing the live rock from my LFS
(at $5.99/lb.) My first question is: how much live rock should I get? The store owner is recommending 1lb. of rock per gallon. To me, that seems excessive and would be a lot of water displacement. What do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance.