How many KG's of aragonite for a TL 550?

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Meneer, 18 Apr 2012.

  1. Meneer

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    How many KG's of aragonite will I need for a TL 550?

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    Have a look on our calculators page Marine Aquariums of South Africa calculators There is a link there to work out how much sand is needed for a DSB, just enter your measurements and it should give you a rough idea.
     
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    I have 9 cm in mine, I has been running for about three years, the live rock column is above the sand bed supported by 3 PVC pillars that are placed on the base to stop any chance of falling over.
     
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    i used 7kg's and my bed is 2 to 3.5cm unevenly spread.
     
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    Look at the start of my thread, used 15kg, should have used 18kg, my LR is suspended on acrylic rocks.
     
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    18kg bag covered 65x65cm to a depth of 2-3cm. This quantity should cover a TL550 to 4-6cm depth.
     
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