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Can you seed live rock?

Can you seed live rock?

You can seed dry rock with live rock. I have always used live rock in my reef tanks. The bacteria will carry your reef tank through its initial cycle all the way to a stable nitrification machine. The beneficial bacteria are critical to remove dangerous ammonia and nitrite from the water.

How long does it take to seed live rock?

This process can take anywhere from 1 week to 2 months, with the exception of pukani dry rock and Fiji boat rock which can take more than 6 months to fully cure.

Should you dip live rock?

The organisms living on and within these rocks are a natural sampling of what is found on the coral reefs and all play some small role in the overall quality of your system. In general, it is wise to “dip” your coral frags before placing them into your tank, but the same cannot be said with regards to your Live Rock.

Do you feed live rock?

Once the live rock is transferred to the new tank, the bacteria will require a food source (ammonia) in order to reproduce and populate the surface areas in the tank. There are a number of other sources for the ammonia required to feed the bacteria, other than just fish.

How long does it take for dry rock to turn purple?

If a purple coraline strain is introduced there is no guarantee it will grow. If it does grow it might be on your glass and not the rock. In most tanks I have had with dry rock, it takes from 6 months to a year before I start to see it on the rock.

What is seeded rock?

Seeded refers to live rock that has been cured and established. Seeded rock is what you usually buy at the pet store. Live rock has to be submerged in water at all times. If you buy cured or seeded rock the shipping time should not exceed 24-36 hours.

Can dead rock become live again?

Premium Member. Yes it will become live again when put into a tank with live rock in it . Even if you place in tank without live rock in it it will become live.

What is growing on my live rock?

Coralline Algae enters the system as one of the many beneficial “hitchhiker’s” on live rock. Coralline algae takes up real estate on live rock and out-competes other nuisance algae like hair algae, green algae, diatoms, and mat algae.

How long before Dead rock becomes live rock?

To become what live rock is, nothing can take its place, but to have bacteria infested rock to sustain life in your tank, takes 6-8 weeks, all tanks are different. +1. Real live rock can be decades old, although dry rock can support life after a couple of months.

Do you seed dry rock with live rock?

Any single piece of live rock will seed your dry rock. I just setup a 60gl Cube and took one piece of live rock from my 180gl tank and set it in there. It will had seed the dry rock with beneficial bacteria.

Where can I get Live Rock for my Aquarium?

Good sources for seeded live rock are a local fish store, if rock that has been in a functioning saltwater aquarium is available, or a friend’s tank that has been running for a period of time. Many fish stores sell cultured live rock or coral sand as a way to seed new aquariums.

Are there live rock farms in the Atlantic Ocean?

Live Rock that is aquacultured in the Atlantic Ocean, known as Ocean Live Rock or Caribbean Live Rock will have more types of coral growth due to the lower levels of sediment and higher par levels. Both locations have their inherent risks and dangers from storms, wave action, and a shifting sand bed that can bury a farm’s entire crop overnight.

What kind of live rock do I Need?

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