Live Rock

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mandrin, 12 Mar 2012.

  1. mandrin

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    hi guys .jus wondering how many litres of water
    for every kg live rock .as i jus started cycling
    my new 120 l tank.
    tanks guys
     
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    Hi Mandrin,
    I may stand corrected, but as far as I know, it is 1 kg of live rock for every 10L of water.
    Thus, for your 120L tank, you would have a good ratio if you add approx. 12 kg of live rock.
     
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    That is a general guideline, but you can add more. Just remember that you will minimise swimming space.
    You can also add less if you have other means of filtration, but I believe enough live rock is important to a tanks health and diversity regarding micro crustations like copepods and bacteria.
     
  5. mandrin

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    thanks guys i was thinkin the same ....well i have a mini refugiim
    with live rock ,..will b goin to .get more rock.later this week
    i jus have 3.2 kg on at the moment ...i was.thinkin of getin diferent.live
    rock .from kenya , indo, hawai,etc
    wats yr ideas guys
     
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    whyareyoutypinglikethat?
     
  7. mandrin

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    HiTobes i just bought more live rock
    today another 3.4 kg .. the one
    piece is 2.6kg ..so i guess having bigger
    pieces is better for filteration ...hence
    i took that piece ..
    well i will cycle my tank the 6.8 kg
    and will add the other 5kg live rock
    from my 37 litre tank later ...
    wat u think Tobes will the othe 5KG after my tank cycles
     
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  8. mandrin

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    HiTobes and after 2 weeks.will add chemi.pure elite
    wat u think.Tobes
     
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