Live Rock F.A.Q.'s
Live rock has many uses and purposes in saltwater aquariums. Live rock not only provides refuge for marine critters and gives an aquarium its own unique personality, it can be a major part of the aquarium's filtration system.
Buying Live Rock
Working with Live Rock
When uncured and even "cured" live rock is first placed in a saltwater system, some die-off of the organisms that reside on and inside the rocks will occur. The build-up of this organic matter creates ammonia. To help lessen ammonia spikes, as well as shorten the curing time of the live rock, pre-clean the rocks before using them.
"Cured" or "Uncured" Live Rock?
The breakdown of the organisms that reside on uncured and even cured live rock contributes to the accumulation of excess organic matter in any saltwater aquarium system which can cause a build-up or spike in ammonia.
Cycling Your Tank With Live RockCycling a new saltwater tank with live rock in 10 easy steps, including details about how to aquascape the tank and arrange the rocks.
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Aquascaping Your Tank
Elevating your live rock off the bottom of your tank before adding the substrate has many benefits. Here's how to do it quickly and easily.