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Old 11-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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?? For the salt people

It's fine to do fish only in salt, but if you go fowlr you have to put enough pounds of live rock to match you gallons? How come you can't just put a couple live rocks in there? I understand that's the way it's done, but if you can go fish fish only......
Just something I was thinking about.
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live rock is used for filtration, not just for looks. to maximize efficiency, a pound to a pound and a half per gallon is recommended.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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If your fish only wouldn't you already have filtration
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i don't know. would you?
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If there was enough filtration for sea life to live happily in fish only, then you could add as much live rock as you want?
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Yes, FOWL assumes that you are using the LR as your biofilter. If you are running some type of external filtration system than you can add as much or as little LR as you desire.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #7
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Ok that's what I figured, thanks
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but live rock is said to convert nitrate to nitrogen gas, while other popular forms of filtration do not.
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I dunno if i missed this, but if you go fish only you need some type of mechanical filtration be it bio-balls or some sort or cartridge filter.
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I know I think X was trying to annoy supra lol. But yeah it wouldnt make a difference its better but wouldnt make a difference how much you added.
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