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Old 01-29-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Never thought it would be so hard to make up my mind on how my final look is going to be I even had to take a brake Going back in a min hopefully for the last touch. What do u guys think still a lil cloudy didn't wash sand to goodClick image for larger version

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Even when you wash the sand well you'll still get some cloudiness. Make sure the rocks are sitting on the tank bottom to keep them stable. Good luck!
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You need a bit more rock IMO. Live rock will be your filter, along with surface area for bacteria. A general rule of thumb is 1 pound per gallon.
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I agree with mr_X. 1 pound per gallon is an excellent rule for biological filtration. I actually use 1.5 per gallon in my 90 gallon tank.

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I also need another bag if sand. I've been running my tank for about 14 days and still have high nitrites
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I would add all of the rock and sand you intend to first, then cycle the tank. You have a good chance of having a mini cycle adding rock after the cycle is over.
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This is a pic all cleared up what about 30 lbs of rock and 60 of sand
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How many gal is your tank?
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