Originally Posted by Hondatek
Wow where did you read that? I have over 200 lbs of base in my 180 but you can't have to much rock . To the op I think some stacks of rock in the front would look good and give the tank some depth.
you actually can have to much rock and its not where did i read it its where did i do it. i bought 8 lbs of base rock and guess what it soacked up 2 gallons of water in the 5 gallon bucket i had it in. 3.5 gallons of water is around 30lbs, so that 8 lbs turned into 28 lbs or so.
aqnd you can go with to much rock, when fish can't swim and you can't find a spot for corals there is a problem. thats why 1-2lbs per gallon of "live rock" is recommended live is wet, wet= more weight, dry is dry which is just the rock itself, no water its liek a sponge soakign up water.
i personally wouldn't go over 2lbs per gallon, i'd probably go with 1.5 of live rock per.