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Old 01-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #11
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Remember the amount of LR needed is based on your stocking not your tank size unless you want it for aesthetics. Am algae based CUC along with the tips in the article will go along way towards helping.
Can you tell me more about this? I have always thought by what I was told and read it was solely based on the tanks size.
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Live rock harbors beneficial bacteria that helps with the natural filtration of the water and chemicals like the ammonia and etc. The mechanical filtration/skimmer does its thing to clean also by filtering the undissolved organics.

Depending on whether you're doing fish only or reef & fish, the recommended amount of LR is anywhere from 1lb to 2 lbs per gallon of water.

Have you tested your phosphate level? Also, the tank isn't anywhere near a window with any amounts of sunlight peeking thru, is it?
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Live rock harbors beneficial bacteria that helps with the natural filtration of the water and chemicals like the ammonia and etc. The mechanical filtration/skimmer does its thing to clean also by filtering the undissolved organics.

Depending on whether you're doing fish only or reef & fish, the recommended amount of LR is anywhere from 1lb to 2 lbs per gallon of water.

Have you tested your phosphate level? Also, the tank isn't anywhere near a window with any amounts of sunlight peeking thru, is it?
Yes my Phos level is 0ppm. Yes it is near a window but not to where it gets any direct light. I eventually would like to have a reef tanks. But I am trying to advance slowly.
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also try to back your lights off to about 5 hours a day
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