more live rock potentials

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by bwaller76, Dec 14, 2009.

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    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

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    ok so LFS vist turned up a few other possibilities as far as rock to seed for future live rock...first pic is tufa rock...very porous and my favorite and the second just the average lava rock. Take a look and tell me what you think...also tried my hand at my first batch of garf rock according to Ed's prime instruction. I will have pics of that in a day or so.

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    dreamwalk Creator of the InvisoReef

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    I like the color of the second one best... but that is just MO
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    Porous indeed. However, you won't notice the difference between those and others when they get covered in coraline. Very nice pickup though :D
     
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    Hornet

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    The first rock looks great! But I'd pass on the lava rock.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Lava rock isn't advisable in a reef tank -- it usually has a lot of metals in it, which can leach out into your tank and harm your inverts.
     
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    d.french

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    that tufa rock is sold at petco, i don't think it would be good either.

    there is other stuff like lace rock or texas holy rock, carib sea sells reef rock and base rock dry, we got a guy in are club that makes homemade rock and i get alot of it cheap.

    Read up on making your own its alot cheaper.
     
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    Melosu58

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    Porous rock is best. Porous rock = more surface area for your nitrifying bacteria. I totally agree with Bifferwine on not using the lava rock.
     
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    Veto of the lava rock!
     
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