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Old 12-24-2011, 10:16 AM   #11
 
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But it's a 75 gallon? 120lbs of sand as you specified is more than enough but the 50# of rock is undershooting. My 55 has about 60lbs of live rock.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #12
 
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Gmate, I looked up for a four inch dsb on a typical 55 gallon tank I would need almost 75lb of sand and almost a hundred pounds of rock
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Normally you use 1.5lbs of Live Rock per gallon of water for a FOWLR, and 2lbs per gallon for a Reef Tank. a 4" sand bed would put you in the DSB (deep sand bed) range, and you must watch this. If you go stirring up the sand bed after its grown you can kill your entire tank with toxic gases that build up inthe bed.
Ron Shimek's Website...Deep Sand Beds
What Is Live Rock - Why Is It Used In Saltwater Aquariums?
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #13
 
I want mainly corals and I did some research and want to give a dsb a try. From my research that is the best way yet way harder.
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I want mainly corals and I did some research and want to give a dsb a try. From my research that is the best way yet way harder.
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Best way for what?
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:18 AM   #15
 
Just for completing the nitrogen cycle but also for biologica lfiltration
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Just for completing the nitrogen cycle but also for biologica lfiltration
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Nitrogen cycle, no. Its used as a DeNitrator. Read that link I gave you for DSB, you might change yoru mind, you might not. Just be careful if you use it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #17
 
It finished the nitrogen cycle meaning it gets rid of the nitrates
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It finished the nitrogen cycle meaning it gets rid of the nitrates
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