Is This Enough Live Rock?

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I finally got a tank up for my damsel. It’s 10 gallons and I’m estimating the live rock is somewhere between 6-8 pounds. The only fish in here will be an azure damsel and maybe some inverts. The live rock is cured and is from my current reef tank. Does this look like enough? I want to get the damsel in the tank in maybe 2-3 days.
 

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Looks pretty light on rock, but if it's all porous, I think it'd handle the bioload fine. Damsels (especially when they're smaller) aren't super messy or anything, IME.

What kind of substrate is that, if you don't mind me asking?
 
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Looks pretty light on rock, but if it's all porous, I think it'd handle the bioload fine. Damsels (especially when they're smaller) aren't super messy or anything, IME.

What kind of substrate is that, if you don't mind me asking?
Yes it’s pretty porous, there’s also some parts of the rock that stick out in the back that you can’t see in the pic. It’s caribsea aragonite sand. If it becomes problematic I can add some more dry rock (the caribsea just white dry rock doesn’t need to be cured outside the tank, correct?)
 
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I'd say it probably doesn't need to be cured, but I'd give it a good blast in water just to make sure.
The rock should be fine for just one fish. As for the dry rock I would rinse it well in RODI water before putting it in.
Its light on the live rock but with only 1 fish you should be fine
Okay cool. It’s all cleared up today and I actually think it looks pretty nice, so I don’t think I’ll plan on adding any dry rock or anything. I’m gonna go ahead and add a snail from my other tank today and feed it for a day or two and just make sure the cycle holds and nothing spikes. If all is well, I plan on having the damsel in there by Sunday.
 
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