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dry rock

  1. Alexreefer

    dry rock leaching silicates?!

    Hey all, I have been battling diatoms for 3-4 months and they won't go away. They seem to have appeared after adding dry rock from my lfs. Could the rock be leaching silicates? Would removing the dry rock help solve or mitigate this issue? Thanks, Alex
  2. WhiskyTango

    Georgia Aqua-Tecture VidaRock Bonsai Sculptures

    WYSIWYG VidaRock sculptures. I modified the tallest one by removing about 2 inches from the main trunk, and rearranging two of the platforms. The mass of the sculpture is the same. I paid $595 last summer, selling for $400. Prefer local pickup, or I can ship if you cover it. Located in Early...
  3. Luke iskra

    Dry rock from Amazon normal or bad?

    bought some dry rock off amazon to my new 32g biocube the rock came in massive chunks boulders so i tried breaking it down alittle doesnt break made some shapes rinsed it really good had it in the tank for 2 days tried to move it around into a different scape the rock crumbs alot and turns into...
  4. MnFish1

    Lets talk about 'Live rock"

    So in reading a couple threads recently - people talk about 'live rock' yet seem to mean completely different things. What do you think best describes what the term 'live rock' means? To me there are many different kinds of 'live rock' 1. Live rock taken directly from the ocean - shipped...
  5. AJI23

    Biotek reef rock. Vs BRS reef saver rock.

    I’ve used BRS reefsaver rock for a long time. I’m setting up a 180 and looking to purchase some rock. I can’t find a single review about the biotek rock, yet it looks the same as the reef saver and about a $1 per pound cheaper. Any experience with the biotek rock. Thank you.
  6. M

    Is my rock live?

    A while ago(3-4 years ago) when I first started my tank, I used Dry rock. I never got coralline algae to grow even though my calcium is at about 400-420 and my dkh is at 10-11. I am now wondering if my dry rock is now live and how would I know if it is. I am honestly just assuming its live since...
  7. W

    BRS Dry reef saver rock for sale

    100 lbs of dry reef saver rock for sale. I purchased this rock about 7 months ago for an upgrade build that fell through. I am now trying to recoup some of the money. $200 takes it all. Even with the BRS black friday sales this is a better offer! Sizes range from small (Baseball size) to...
  8. Burrito

    New tank build: curing/ bleaching rock question

    I am about to start a new build of an 80g shallow reef 4x2x16” with a sump ranging from 30-60gals. (Haven’t decided yet) I have about 30lbs of love rock in my current 30g tank. It’s carbisea liferock. I have about 60lbs of old/used live rock I got from another reefer I planed on buying some...
  9. Jerry Ebner

    Rods to Join Rock

    I was going to use a Fiberglass Rod from Home Depot . By the mailbox area called "Drive way Marker" Someone told me the resin in it would leech the water so I looked around and some say yes and some say no. I went ahead and contacted the MFG of that item and they said they use a Resign in...
  10. mainn

    Bleaching Live Rock?

    So I picked up some old dry live rock with some nice crusty gunk on it. The rock is totally dead at this point, it was sitting out of any tank for quite a while. I want to use it for a totally new setup which I can't get water in for about a month. I threw all of it in a bucket with an amount...
  11. bdare

    Build Thread Planning a Waterbox...

    Four years ago I sold my 120. I miss having a tank and I'm planning a new tank. I was considering a Red Sea Reefer, but I think I've decided on the Waterbox instead. I chose Waterbox for 2 reasons. 1) I don't like the float switch ATO on the Red Sea. I don't trust float fucntionality. I...
  12. Zazzy

    New rock in 9 year reef

    So I added more dry rock into my reef and over the past week ONLY that new rock began to form diatoms and air bubbles. I dose 20ml of white vinegar everyday. My nitrates are undetectable and don't have phosphate test kit but just added a ton of phosguard little more then I should have to be...
  13. Eggpaul

    Need advice on Aquascape.

    150 gallon tank. Total water is 137 gallons with sump. Here are two pictures. One is without the live rock, the other is with the live rock. I know the color will match later on, but please let me know if I have too much rock in the tank. There is 124 lbs of dry rock in the display...
  14. BangedUp

    Cube Build Advice, think I nailed it first try 32cube aquascape

    I think I nailed it first try, is that even possible? Now I took lots of pics but should I also epoxy and glue pieces that I can to make sure I can get it back this way in the cube?
  15. choss

    What PO is ok to add dry rock to display tank?

    I've been treating Pukani and have given it a bleach treatment, acid bath, and it has been soaking in ROID w. heater for a few weeks. The PO reading started at .12 and had been dropping to .02 until my last reading which came in at .22. I know there is variance in these test kits (hanna) but is...
  16. Joe Batt

    Lanthanum Chloride

    Is Lanthanum Chloride the same as Lanthanum Chloride heptahydrate? I have found a chemical called Phos-Out but not Sea-Klear which is what people usually use. (from what I can tell a heptahydrate is a particle that contains seven molecules of water, so sounds ok to me but I am no chemist)
  17. Joe Batt

    Dry rock cleaning with Sulphuric acid vs Muriatic acid

    Hi Randy, This is a repost from another forum after a suggestion it would be better here, can you help please? I am cleaning up some old dry rocks and I was going to use muriatic acid. The slight problem I have is that I don't live in the US and I can't find any, the closest I have got was...
  18. Joe Batt

    Dry rock cooking with muriatic/hydrocloric acid vs sulphuric acid

    I am cleaning up some old dry rocks and I was going to use muriatic acid. The slight problem I have is that I don't live in the US and I can't find any, the closest I have got was hydrochloric acid in a 25g drum.....a little much I feel ;) I have however found Ph Redux that says it is sulphuric...
  19. Rinks

    125 Echo Tech Teardown. Moving & Getting Out of Hobby. DREAM SALE!!! You Wont Find This One Again!!

    Hello everyone, Im posting today because I am moving and can no longer take my tank and equipment with me. I have been in the hobby for over 5 years now and have put together an amazing tank. I spare no expense when it came to the build. All equipment and tank have been purchased brand new and...
  20. E

    Boiling Dry Rock

    I know a lot of people are against this, but I do not have time to spend with other methods (for personal reasons). I want to add a piece of fuji and pukani rock from BRS to my system, but I obviously need to cure it first. All method but one (according to my research) takes a long time, as...
  21. Haubfather07

    Build Thread HaubFather's First Reef (build + fails STORY)

    Well, I'm going to do what I understand it to be popular to do these days and document the steps of my first reef build.. While writing this, I have my first 2 Spot Tail Bennies, 4 snails (2X Trochus and 2X Nassarius), a Peppermint shrimp and 2 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs in the tank. In an effort to...
  22. John Ostler

    Dry rock rubble: what's the best way to attach a ton of small pieces together?

    I accidentally bought 2 bags of FIJI dry rock rubble from BRS (long story) over the weekend. haha. Now that I have them, I'm thinking it'd be really fun to create a super elaborate rock form for a nano. So my question is, what would you guys recommend for sticking those little pieces of rocks...
  23. Fishboy&crazycatfishlady

    Live rock

    Hey all! Back with some more questions! Getting really close to setting everything up and get running! Just cannot seem to decide/figure out what do as far as rock. I’ve looked into the Life Rock from Caribsea but can’t seem to find too much info. The only LFS near me is a petco, which they...
  24. Reef of Fillory

    All new Dry rock to running tank

    Hello, I have an issue with my rocks not staying together/shifting. The tank is currently set up and i've tried over and over to get a sturdy base and rockscape. My question is, can I take dry rock such as BRS reefsaver, build it on the floor, cement it all together and then take my current...
  25. Mike N

    Curing dry rock in RO/RODI vs SW

    I have a lot of dry rock to cure. I would prefer to cure in RODI water to save some cash on salt. Any advantages to curing in saltwater vs RODI?
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