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post #1 of 12 Old 01-01-2013, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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question about rock.

hey everyone.
can someone advise me on the amount of rock i would need for a tank
that's 240ltrs.
also what is the best way to go,would it be half and half ? live rock-dry rock.
thanks,
oh and are there any advantages/disadvantages to an open tank or closed ?
now i need to run off and look up other stuff.
thank you.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Hey Willow. You would need at least 1lb ber U.S. Gallon for a fish only tank, and up to 2lbs per gallon if going with a Reef tank.
Now, its cheaper to go with 1/2 n 1/2 rock and LR. You can do what you want here. With the Live Rock you get some really neat critters and Corals, but the down side is, you may get some really bad critters that are hard to remove from your tank. So you can go with all Macro Rock and be no worse for wear, no neat critters, but no unwanted headaches either.
I woukd recommend no top, as you gas exchange is much better, and the light is not restricted at all. Exceptions would be, if you plan on getting any of the known jumpers out there, of which there are a few. If that's the case I woukd recommed haveing a sump, then you will still have good gas exchange from that stand point.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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hey
thanks for the reply
showed a tank to OH last night,he didn't like it at all,it was an open top
with lights suspended.....i liked it ......
so are you saying that i can have the closed lid and that's ok,because the sump
will help with gas ?
hmmm i like the idea about live rock for the interesting things.
so i looked today at an Aqua one tank with things included,but it's not
really the look i'm after.
if i posted some pictures would you mind giving me you opinion please ?

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post #4 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 AM
You are correct on the closed lid tank and having a sump. I have an open top and a sump.
Sure, you send out some pics, i'll give ya an opinion.
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.petplanet.co.uk/shop_dev/...rina_Style.jpg
but this would have to be converted,works out just for tank and unit 270.00 160ltrs
http://aquariumsdelivered.co.uk/shop...e900_bk_ok.jpg
Aqua marine 900 399 + 100 for unit. 176ltrs external filter with skimmer and weir.
bow fronted.
Mako marine systems Malu 250 Reef Stilo walnut

something to chew on lol.....http://aquariumsdelivered.co.uk/onli...e-aquarium-set

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 04:23 PM
Mako marine systems Malu 250 Reef Stilo walnut

That one is the bomb!!
The one you have food for thought on, tank is ok, the filter is junk.
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Malu Vista marine systems Malu Vista 250 Marine System
would have really liked this one if the colour had been wood.

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 04:53 PM
If im not mistaken, there is a choice of colors. No? the other choice in there was
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 04:54 PM
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I use landscape limestome rock from a local quarry. ($20/TON)

I also use lotsa macro algae like chaetomorphia. So nitrates and phosphates remain unmeasureable.
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-02-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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sorry,i'm confusing myself.

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