How much live rock?

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    Steven1974

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    I am setting up my aquarium and want to add the rock but am unsure how much base rock and live rock I should purchase/use. I have a 60 gallon aquarium.
     
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    Most people suggest 2 pounds per gallon. That's the formula I'm going with anyway. Good luck.
     
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    OK... Thanks, I appreciate your response. I have added about 63lbs of rock and the aquarium looks kind of full. I could probably add more but not sure I could get another 60lbs in there.
     
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    The old 2lbs per gallon is not used as much any more
    With things like marine pure. Seachem matrix now available
    The need for that is terribly old fashioned

    Create the scape you like and add media to your sump !

    Minimal rock. Open swim spaces have huge advantages too
    Better flow. Less detritus better light spread

    I've gone minimal and run nitrates under 0.02ppm with a fairly large stock list
     
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    I agree with Lesley. I also prefer more swim room. I will have about 120 lbs or so in my 180.
     
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