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PostPosted: 2004.01.27(Tue)16:52    Post subject: rock in reef aquarium Reply with quote

OK I have 45 lbs of live rock I was just wondering if I added some fake I think its called tonra rock its a white rock which is really porous kinda like lava rock. k I was just wondering if I could add a bunch of this in there with the live rock that I already have in place. question is will this rock get covered in coraline algae like the live rock already in there.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.27(Tue)19:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually, yes. What you are describing is called "seeding" the rock.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.27(Tue)21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

so if after a few months of good coral groth sayi added this rock it would "seed" with the coraline algae and prove to be as useful as rock from the store?
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PostPosted: 2004.01.28(Wed)16:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should if it is porous enough. The coralline algae isn't really the main beneficial part of your live rock it's the bacteria and other small organism living in and on it. But yes that would work it would just take time.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.15(Mon)11:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you use uv filters with live rock, new to this and the store said I need one with my tank Question
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PostPosted: 2004.03.15(Mon)17:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as I know you don't really need a UV filter ya they are great if you have the money but no great loss if you don't have one
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