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Hi, my friends!
As a safety measure, is there a maximum amount of pounds of rock per gallon of tank volume; that you must follow as a general rule when adding rocks?
Then, how many pounds of rock should be added in a 55 gal tank as an adequate and safe amount?
Does it help to put lighting grid on the tank bottom?
Thanks for your help!
 

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you can put far more rocks in the tank than it can hold.

but 100-200lb would fit in their with no problems

there is a debate about eggcrate(lighting grid, and I think a lot comes down to the confusion over the word diffuse.

eggcrate WILL diffuse the weight of the rocks to a degree, though it will not spread the weight a huge distance, it will stop the weight of the rocks being concentrated on 1 point, it will instead spread it around the edges of the cube that its resting on, which is a much bigger surface than just 1 point of the rocks.

also, it will cushion any falls to a degree, and stops rocks from scratching the glass. another thing is it provides a "grippy" base for the rocks, so they dont slide when resting on the eggcrate.
 

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I like to eggcrate more because the amount african like to dig. This prevents them from complete dislodging the rocks....
 
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