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Old 09-24-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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LR/Base Rock split question

First off I want to thank those people who gave me all their ideas and help while i was switching my tank over from CC to LS. A very big THANKYOU!!

Now my last question for a bit :

My 40 gallon tank has about 15 or so lbs of semi live rock,<in the past i wasnt keeping up with water changes like i should have been > I want to add more LR and some base rock to help in the cost. How much base rock and then how much LR should i get to get a decent amount in my tank.

I am going to try to attach a pic so you all can see how much space is available. <crosses fingers>

I am very happy to have stumbled upon this forum where people are very knowledable and helpful.


~~~My setup~~~

40gal plexi aquarium, 2x96w PC's, Fluval 404 filter, Remora Pro Protein skimmer, 2xMaxiJet 600 PH, 30lbs LR, 140lbs Live Sand <Aragonite>, 1 Sailfin Tang, 2 Percula Clowns, 2 Neon Gobies, colony of green striped mushrooms.

Cleaners: 1 blue-legged Hermit, 5 assorted small crabs, 6 nassarius snails, 2 bumblebee snails and 5 Trochus snails.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:26 PM   #2
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You could go with 20 pounds of each. If you can get 25 live and 20 base. It will take a few months to seed the base rock but I think it is worth the wait
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Your ultimate long term goal should be about 60lbs of LR in a 40g. If you already have 15 you will need 45lbs more. If you are buying your LR locally than just split it 50/50 LR to base rock. If you are buying online it is more cost efficient to just get a 40-45lb box because after you add shipping its cheaper to get 40lbs than 20lbs.
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base, base rock, rock, split

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