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Old 07-30-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Rearranged my rock again...

And need a new 10k light that's more blue than white so that's why the left is more bright (I'm just replacing my bulbs 1 set every week or so) which is where my nocturnal fish hangs out, weird. The Oc. Clowns seem to prefer the blue! HA! But the tank is coming along nicely, I need to pace myself on the spending!

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Old 07-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Wow love the aqua scape how many pounds of rock is that?
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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Wow love the aqua scape how many pounds of rock is that?
Thanks!! IDK. But I've been told by our AA experts I need 50lbs more. HA!! I used to kinda have it all low in wall'ish type form w/ caves & ledges but not much open sand. I also have LR in my refugium style sump.
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Aquascaping is up to the owner...the person that's pays for it and has to live with it. IMO as long as there is at least a pound or two of rock some where in the water volume (tank, sump refuge) then the filtration system is okay in regards to rock.
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Aquascaping is up to the owner...the person that's pays for it and has to live with it. IMO as long as there is at least a pound or two of rock some where in the water volume (tank, sump refuge) then the filtration system is okay in regards to rock.
Thats not an accurate statement at all. Just as an example, youre saying that "a pound or two" of live rock is sufficient to filter his tank. Now lets compare the 1 pound to a same exact 50lbs of the rock, thats 50x more filtering potential. So the 50 minutes it would take the 1 lb rock to convert ammonia would take the 50lb stack a minute. The amount of live rock needed to bold a tank stable is very important. (there are exceptions but ill leave that for another time)
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Thats not an accurate statement at all. Just as an example, youre saying that "a pound or two" of live rock is sufficient to filter his tank. Now lets compare the 1 pound to a same exact 50lbs of the rock, thats 50x more filtering potential. So the 50 minutes it would take the 1 lb rock to convert ammonia would take the 50lb stack a minute. The amount of live rock needed to bold a tank stable is very important. (there are exceptions but ill leave that for another time)
I took it as he/she meant 1-2lbs per gallon, so either 75lbs or up to 150lbs for my tank since it's a 75g. Not that I *must have* 150lbs. That's how I took it at least. And as long as the filtration is working for my bioload, I should be golden
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I took it as he/she meant 1-2lbs per gallon, so either 75lbs or up to 150lbs for my tank since it's a 75g. Not that I *must have* 150lbs. That's how I took it at least. And as long as the filtration is working for my bioload, I should be golden
That's correct I meant to say per gallon
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That's correct I meant to say per gallon
I apologize, i took it as you meant a single pound or two in the entire tank. Misunderstanding on my part
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I need to weigh the rock, see what I have just for sh'ts 'n giggles... then, I can honestly answer whether I have enough or not! HA! It's honestly gonna drive me crazy til I do! That's my perfectionism or OCD or something breakin' through... I think any successful tank keeper probably has a touch of that anyway
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