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Old 09-30-2004, 09:06 PM   #1
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live rock question

For a 55 gal tank I think I probably should have at least 60# of live rock. But If I don't have that much rock in my tank is there another way to aid in my filtration via my sump? What could I add to help untill I get enough rock?
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Any kind of biomedia will work really.. basically just something with a lot of surface area. Bioballs or those ceramic hoops that fluvals use spring to mind.

Just be sure to rinse them in SW on a regular basis to clean off any detritus that might raise nitrates.
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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y not by some hirocks base rock? it is very cheap and if u have some live rock the base will eventually become live
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thanks for the advice!
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:57 PM   #5
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i got 30 lbs of base rock for 15.00 off ebay just so u know it is considerably cheaper than live rock..i only have 6 lbs of live rock and in 3 months i have pods all over my base rock...
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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new 25 gallon saltwater tank, dont have any fish yet and am finished cycling the tank. the tank is empty with just livesand in it. has a wisper 40 an a seaclone100 skimmer running. what next?
live rock or artifical?

please help!
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