Mixing Live Rock with Base Rock

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  1. Dre

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    Hi All

    I have a a Boyu TL 550 and I currently have 6kg of Live Rock. I want to create a bigger structure.

    Can I mix some base rock with this or would it be better to get all my rocks as live rock?

    Alos what would be the minimum amount of live rock needed in a 120L tank?

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. butcherman

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    you can mix base and Live rock, no problem.
     
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    You can mis them no problem, but if u can afford all live rock, this will be much much better for filtration. I had 16kg liverock in my boyu TL550
     
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    @butcherman is right, most of the guys with larger tanks mix live & base rock. Helps save costs & sometimes the base rock is better shaped than the liverocks...

    The (old) rule of thumb is to have min 1kg for every 10liter water... Although i have seen tanks with MUCH more & even a lot less running perfectly, the norm stays approx 10%.
    So yes, i would say you need about 10-20kg of liverock (baserock included) as your base biological filtration...
     
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