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Old 01/02/2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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Live Rock

I'd like to add a few piles of live rock to you tidal pool tank.
  1. What kind of live rock should i look for?
  2. What are my live rock options?
  3. How do I get the best (stow away critter) bang for my buck with live rock?
  4. Would the live rock I can get a a PetCo or PetSmart me any good?
  5. is there a good online site for live rock?
  6. What do you guys use for live rock?
  7. Is it true that if i choose to use live coral I have to super glue it to the live rock?

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Old 01/02/2018, 07:26 PM   #2
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It should say "I'd like to add a few piles of live rock to my tidal pool tank." but there is no way to edit a post


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:00 AM   #3
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If you want hitchhikers, you need real or aqua-cultured live rock.
Here are a few to Try:
TampaBay Saltwater, Salty Bottom or Gulf Live Rock



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Old 01/03/2018, 03:38 AM   #4
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I would second Tampa Bay Saltwater, but Richard is recovering from surgery and at 65 years old won't be able to go diving any time soon, so they have halted all live rock sale.


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Old 01/03/2018, 08:23 AM   #5
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I never use a lot of live rock because I do not want any hitchhikers in my DT. Along with the beneficial bacterial seed, comes crap, especially crabs, which For the most part, are trouble makers. In addition, in the past, I got a rock which was a phosphate factory, likely sat in a tank with algae for years then given to the LFS.

Today I use dry, carbi-sea rock which is dry, dead, but covered by pinkish purple coraline algae and looks fab right away in the DT. I seed this rock with I small piece of live rock to seed the other rocks.


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Old 01/03/2018, 09:30 PM   #6
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I never use a lot of live rock because I do not want any hitchhikers in my DT. Along with the beneficial bacterial seed, comes crap, especially crabs, which For the most part, are trouble makers. In addition, in the past, I got a rock which was a phosphate factory, likely sat in a tank with algae for years then given to the LFS.

Today I use dry, carbi-sea rock which is dry, dead, but covered by pinkish purple coraline algae and looks fab right away in the DT. I seed this rock with I small piece of live rock to seed the other rocks.
I'm going to ask a dumb question because I haven't been able to just find the answer. What do you mean by seed?


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Old 01/03/2018, 09:41 PM   #7
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It means the bacteria from the established rock will populate the new dry rock or “seed” it.


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