Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-30-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
leafyseadragon's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: California
Posts: 205
Arranging live rock with base rock

I just put live rock in my new tank. Looks very cool.

I will buy some base rock at the LFS this afternoon. How do I arrange a live rock/base rock mixture in the tank? I am assuming that I pile the base rock on the bottom, and then pile the live rock on top to bring it closer to the light. Is this right?

leafyseadragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: California
Posts: 512
You could do that, but i don't think it really matters where you put the base rock....its really up to you and how well it looks

two11devan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: West Caldwell, New Jersey
Posts: 347
Send a message via Yahoo to Sam
I will be doing much the same thing myself, setting up a 135G tank. I already have 120 Lbs of base rock which I will use at the bottom. Remember, the rock at the very base will have little if anything Live on it as it will be covered by the rock on top. The LR at the top will seed the base until all areas that can support life, is doing so. I plan to use about 40 Lbs of LR to start with and then add more if need be. As mentioned above, your aquascaping does play into this. As I am setting up a new tank, I plan to do some dry runs with the base rock before adding anything to the tank. but if you buy the Base Rock, you can do this outside the tank too if you use a template of the tank to fool around with. HTH. 8)
Happiness is defined by the joy we bring to the lives of others, for without that, we ourselves cannot be.

Sam is offline   Reply With Quote

base, base rock, live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live rock/Base rock startup question jbadd99 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 01-16-2010 02:19 AM
Base rock/Live rock setup - Help please GuOD Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 15 11-12-2006 11:51 PM
where to buy live rock & base rock online???? ektorgt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-11-2005 11:57 PM
Live Rock and base rock question GoodFish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 04-26-2005 02:03 PM
base rock to live rock ratio? crage34 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 18 06-24-2004 11:11 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.