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What type of rock do you use?

  • Live rock

    Votes: 48 87.3%
  • Tufa rock

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lace rock/mexican bowl rock

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • mixed

    Votes: 7 12.7%


1364 Views 14 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  know-it-all
This is just a poll to see what everyone uses? And what they think about it?
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i paid alittle more but i got tons of crawly things lol
Pay a little more and you get A LOT more! Dont skimp on the live rock!
you can seed dead rock if price is the major concern, isn't it always. you will need at least some LR to get all of the neat critters and bacteria needed to have a happy tank.

Mine is 200 lbs of Florida aquacultured liverock. If I had to do it over again, I would probably mix it up more, with some "dead " base rock, toped with liverock from various locations to increase biodiversity.
While we are on the subject of biodiversity, what are the thoughts on obtaining LS from diff. sources? A sand swap of sorts.
I have a 45g with 45lbs of brazilian and 8 of "base" rock. All of it was cured when i got it (about $8/lbs). It has been great, I had super cool stuff pop out of it within days.
Nicole, that is one of the primary reasons I wanted to find a reef club.

However , I have some homemade live rock and some dry HI Rock, mixed in with really good quality live rock. The HI rock is kinda white and needs a while to develop coralliine algae but it is great in a pinch and helped me buy more live rock (most of the base rock is also under the sand anyways.

Live rock for reefs, I will collect small peices to add if there is a diff. type/color of coraline as a culture to add to the mix.
Another poll from the dead :) Makes me wonder why there was no option for "fake rocks" or "none".
Get all the live rock you need to start your tank. Then later if you want extras for aesthetics you can do tufa and others.
I have l/r in my system. The next system I do will be all base rock.
All Live Rock ;) in all my tanks I have at least 900+ pounds...

What a sick addiction this hobby is...
I've done tanks with all sorts of mixes
the best results came from 100% LR
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