How much Live rock and live sand?

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  1. Shanie

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    Hi guys,
    This is my new Nanocube specs:

    size:510Lx570Wx670H(mm)
    cubage:128L
    power saving light
    volt:220/110V
    freq:50/60Hz
    power:24Wx2
    submersible pump
    volt:220/110V
    freq:50/60Hz
    power:22W
    flow :720L/h

    How much live rock and how much live sand should i put in this size tank before i start to cycle it. Is 10kg rock and 40mm of sand cool.???

    Cheers
    Shanie:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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  3. moz

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    What is the sand for? It is not enough for a DSB, most people recommend about 100mm for that, but I don't know how that will look in a Nano.
     
  4. cybervic

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    I'd say not more than 25% of the volume of the tank should be LR. Are you going to run a sump ?
     
  5. Matt

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    In a tank that size i'd look at a bit more LR, maybe 15-17kg?
     
  6. Mike

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    Yep, unless you want the sand bed to be active, then a thin layer up to 25mm would be plenty

    Bit heavy Matt up to 12kg would be fine, depending on the quality of the rock, if it is good light rock then you will need less, but if it of a poorer quality and more dense then more will be required.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    I agree here a shallow sand bed of about 2-2.5cm in the system itself is what you want to aim for?
     
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