I want to get rid of the cannister filter and would like to know how much live rock would be needed for 50 gal
tank. I have about 50 lbs in there right now, an AquaC Remora Skimmer with the 1200 pump and two additional 1200 maxijet pumps set up in each corner. Cannister filter is an XP? for use up to 75 gallons. I have heard from this site that cannister filters do more harm to the water than good.
Tank has been set up since Nov 2003, all water paramaters are good with the exception of the nitrate (or is it nitrite, I get the two names mixed up, it's the one that turns orange when testing) which is currently between 40 & 80 ppm
by the way this is a fish only tank with live rock.