How much Live rock and live sand?

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

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

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