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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by robb1977, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Just got a 3x2x2 tank what would be the recommended amount of live rock needed?
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  2. PaulW

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    30 to 40 kilos mate depends on prefrence
     
  3. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Cheers, thought so just trying to watch the pennies
     
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    I think 1kg per 10 litres of water is recommended.
     
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  5. PaulW

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    i have 30 k in mine mate 33x24x24
     
  6. ben marks

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    as above its normal sed 1kg per 10 litres
     
  7. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Will get 30kg and go from there
    Cheers
     
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    killi Moderator & Jedi Master

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    I think you will be fine with 30kg Rob
     
  9. paulscott1976

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    whatever i have left after mr.durkins took his 40kg is what youll need!
    hehe!!!!!
     
  10. Hazey

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    I have 35kg in my 3 footer

    Best bet is to get 30kg then if you see a really nice shaped piece you could always add that at a later date

    Do you still want those x2 RO taps, if so just txt/ring me, Martin gave you my mobile number

    Dave
     
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    If your watching the pennies mate I have 7kg but needs recurring foc if it helps ya
     
  12. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    If you dont mind mate and ill order you 2 more. I've just text you not sure if the numbers right tho, had it from ages ago
     
  13. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be great mate if you dont mind
     
  14. Carlos

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    Not at all mate pm your addy and I'll get it dropped off in the new year for you
     
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    I changed my number 3 months or so ago, I've PM'd you my new number

    Dave
     
  16. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Cheers mate, ill give you a bell tomorrow when im out and about. Gotta drop a reactor off at the durks
     
  17. Hazey

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    Ok pal
     
  18. paulscott1976

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    how many reactors does 1 man need? lol
     
  19. robb1977

    robb1977 Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol a calcium reactor, im just delivery boy
     
  20. porter_painter

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    I disagree with the suggested live rock kg per litre concept.

    Some live rock is very dense, and so heavy. Other live rock is very porus so doesnt weigh much. (The latter provides it best environment for bacteria imo).

    Aim to have your tank filled with approximately one quarter to one third by volume with rock. It's not an exact science so can be judged visually.

    HTH
     
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