Originally Posted by Theman2000
So filtration for 55gal SW
powerheads, and 55lbs live rock and about how much BR?
So are you using RO
/distilled water and making your own saltwater? Or buying pre made? And the power head Creates the motion to keep the oxegeon in the water.
In a 55 gallon, The LR
and BR added together should equal 55lbs or more.
BR turns into LR
over time as long as there is some LR
in the tank with it. LR
will make the cycle go faster and make the tank established quicker. But BR is cheaper and does the trick it just takes longer for it to start working.
If i were you. I'd buy 10-20lbs LR
and 40-50lbs BR. As long as you LR
+ BR = 50+lbs you'll be good
I have 15lbs extra in my 29 gal
and close to 50lbs extra in my 90 gal
it just keeps everything more stable and filtered