storing live rock

Yinger

Premium Member
I'm about to pick up about 200 lbs of live rock and 150 lbs of sand tonight. I was wondering what size storage bin will I need for all this? the rock won't be going into the tank for another two weeks or so. Do you think 2 32 gallon trash cans will hold it all?
 

DRC69

Oh Well
Yes - Make sure you buy the Rubbermaid "BRUTE"
I didn't one time and had a BIG problem on my-hands.
Good thing it was ALL out in the garage. Lowe's or HD have them.
 

GTR

Active member
That should be around 3-4 boxes depending on where it came from so you should be fine. You should keep some circulation in the container as well.

Is this cured or fresh?

SteveU
 

Yinger

Premium Member
its going to be cured... I'm buying it from someone that is breaking down his tank. So 2 rubbermaid brutes should be fine?
 

DRC69

Oh Well
NO - It will say Brute on the side. Plus it is Food Rated. For storage, thats a good thing.
You can check-it- out on Rubbermaids website.
I second what steveU said about the pump(circulation).
 

Yinger

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7560678#post7560678 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by DRC69
NO - It will say Brute on the side. Plus it is Food Rated. For storage, thats a good thing.
You can check-it- out on Rubbermaids website.
I second what steveU said about the pump(circulation).

sounds good, how much are they generally at HD?
 

Yinger

Premium Member
i can't find the brute rubbermaids... are they like a trash can storage or storage bin?
 

DRC69

Oh Well
Lowe's - They are trash cans. Maybe 20 to 25 each.
HD never has anything anymore. I go to L.
 

pledosophy

Active member
Make sure to feed the rock while it is in the storage bins so it stays live. Gott look out for those bacteria's ya know.
 

Yinger

Premium Member
picked up the live rock today. about 200+ lbs, 50+ lbs of rubble, and about 100 lbs of live sand. here's some pics... U guys think one maxijet per container is enough? Does live sand need circulation?


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Liverock001.jpg
 

DRC69

Oh Well
I MJ per trash can is fine. Plus you need to do the same for the LS.
Love those cans. Nice LR. Big pieces for a big tank.
 

Yinger

Premium Member
thanks for the advice Darrell. There are actually all different size pieces... and a mixture of Tonga, Marshall and Fiji. There are also some really nice coloration on some of the pieces as well. I found the ad on craigslist. Everything only costed me 250 bucks. Less than a dollar a pieice... the guy was moving across the country.
 

rbdesigns

New member
I would add another maxijet for suface agitation. I stored about 300lbs of live rock in the same containers and had some liverock start rotting on me because there was not enough flow getting to all the liverock. I put a maxijet midway down shotting towards the bottom, then added another one close to the surface.
 

Yinger

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7567027#post7567027 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by d1hotblaze
hey ying....hows the spaker sound..lol sweet tank

Its sounds awesome man...thanks again, I moved my other towers to the rear. Now just need a better subwoofer haha. Did you order your tank yet?
 

Yinger

Premium Member
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7567068#post7567068 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by rbdesigns
I would add another maxijet for suface agitation. I stored about 300lbs of live rock in the same containers and had some liverock start rotting on me because there was not enough flow getting to all the liverock. I put a maxijet midway down shotting towards the bottom, then added another one close to the surface.


300 in one container? geez... how big was that container? I have a maxijet in each which has probably a little over 100 each. Seems to be enough flow. How long did you have yours in the container for?
 
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