live rock

  1. WheatToast

    I say “Living Rock” You say “Live Rock”

    A random question… In Peter Scott's The Complete Aquarium (1991), “live rock” is always referred to as “living rock.” Has anyone heard this latter term being used? I am simply curious.
  2. H

    It just gets better and better...

    A few months ago my lfs convinced me to buy some live rock to speed up my cycle. It was a huge mistake. First, I got GHA. Next, I saw an aiptasia coming out of the rock. They sold me some F-Aptasia to get rid of it. It worked. The next day I saw multiple aphasia coming out of the rock along...
  3. at11ok

    Build Thread My first reef tank 55 gal

    So this is my first reef tank that I recently started and so for I think it is a success. I got a good deal at PetSmart that came with the filter, heater, lights net and thermometer. I already had a small 10 gal tank with fresh water fish and decided to try a salt water reef tank for the first...
  4. I

    Nebraska WTB Nebraska - Premium Live Rock, small amount

    Looking to buy a few pieces of well-established live rock to 'seed' my new tank. Due to moving, I had to dismantle a tank that I had set up for 5+ years and would like to get set-up again. I picked up some live rock from my LFS to get started, but I'm looking for a piece or two of that good...
  5. FindingCoral


    I spent an hour today picking out Live Rock to get my 2.0 tank started again. I’m so Excited!! Cycling starts tonight! Can I see everyone’s Aquascapes??
  6. FindingCoral


    So my tank took a nose dive last week and EVERYTHING DIED. I know what it was so that’s behind me now. Anyway… Im starting anew and have a question… if I have live rock, do I still add Bio-Spira?
  7. WheatToast

    Strange Spiked Growths

    I have absolutely no clue what these things are. They came on some LFS live rock, which I believe originated from the Indo-Pacific. They have no holes, feel quite tough, do not bend, and have small “tufts” on their spikes. They also do not appear to have grown since I introduced them a few weeks...
  8. K

    Mushroom flathead coral parasite eating at 'foot stumps' of mushroom coral or normal pedal laceration behavior?

    I have a few month old 3.5 ish gallon tank with one Turbo Snail, a ton of live rock from E-bay (claimed the live rock was cured) and a large mushroom coral frag. The live rock is teaming with life, so it is hard to tell the difference between what is a live rock hitchhiker and what is a...
  9. S

    Why is it snowing on my live rock?

    Anybody know what this snow is? (And what may have caused this?) What changed around the time the snow appeared? (about a week ago) Lights? (bleaching the algae?) I've had an old 2 bulb T5 fixture, but just added a neptune sky 12 inches up only at 25% (afraid of the ugly stage). Salt? I've...
  10. WheatToast

    Build Thread WheatToast's Anti-Reef (Aqueon 40-gallon Breeder)

    This loaf is about to set out on an adventure... I guess it's time for me to begin my first build thread. After suffering way too long with my previous (first) build (a temperate system with freshwater rocks and sand as well as a HOB filter that never left the diatom phase), I decided to...
  11. WheatToast

    Thoughts on purging mobile pests from live rock with hypersaline water

    What are your thoughts on purging mobile pests from live rock with hypersaline water? Explanation from KP Aquatics: "(Optional Step) Undesired critters (we really don’t like the word unwanted pests as every creature has a purpose in life) can be removed by submerging the live rock into a...
  12. C

    Live rock in AIO chamber

    Hi all, I have read that running live rock or “rubble” in an all in one back filter chamber isnt a good idea as its a cause of detritus build up and therefore influences nitrate rises. Im curious does this count for larger bits of live rock? Or just the rubble? And im assuming rubble is...
  13. J

    Help me identify 5 Hitchhikers on my Live Rock from LFS

    Hi- I am a new hobbyist and am just cycling my first reef tank! I went to my LFS to purchase my live rock, and noticed some interesting hitchhikers. I have done some research and believe one is an Aiptasia anemone- and have read it is recommended to nip those in the bud. But don’t know what the...
  14. CMMorgan

    Florida Aquariums Skimmers Sumps Package Deal 90 gallon tank with sump, skimmer and stand

    Sold - Thank you for looking.
  15. J

    What are these white things on my girlfriends live rock?

    Are these eggs?
  16. N

    Live rock or sand?

    Looking to purchase some live rock and/or live sand to build my tank. Trying to go with live rock and sand to help with the cycling. If you have a good website you have purchased from you recommend too I’ll take that. I been searching around but all the info can be very over whelming. Thanks in...
  17. Selyk

    What’s this growing in my tank

    Good evening just wondering if anyone can tell me what’s this growing in my tank
  18. Coralick

    Florida Closing up, Corals , live rock , Fish needs new home

    My friend closing up his tank and has to move soon, local pickup at Pembroke Pines FL 33025 Live rock 1$ lb Huje alien invasion favia 150$ Dunkin colony 50 Toxic green button polyps colony 50 Fish all healthy and ick free Sailfin Tang 40 Cleaner shrimp 20 Blood red shrimp 30 Pajama cardinal 20 6...
  19. Gator2019

    Purchased as live rock, but it moves.

    I assume this is a clam because it opens and closes every now and then, but I don’t see any eyes. Bought it from a LFS as live rock, but it much have gotten mixed up. Any chance on ID/ how to take care of it in an establishing tank.
  20. Gator2019

    Purchased as live rock, but it moves.

    I assume this is a clam because it opens and closes every now and then, but I don’t see any eyes. Bought it from a LFS as live rock, but it much have gotten mixed up. Any chance on ID/ how to take care of it in an establishing tank.
  21. Bmartinez76

    Florida Haitian Rock

    Selling 190+ lbs of Haitian rock. Some large pieces and many smaller mounting pieces. The rock came from my 750 XXL break down. Asking $700 firm for the lot. local pickup in Winter Garden, FL.
  22. Lebski

    Tiny baby mantis shrimp

    Hi there, apologies as it can’t get a picture as it’s so small. I picked up a large GSP colony attached to some live rock. That is doing well and I am happy with it! However, I looked underneath the chunk with my phone light as I saw something scuttling upside down under the rock, It is about...
  23. A

    Gulf live rock order is on the way!

    I called and requested it get overnighted to my door minimize the die off that would happen during 3 day shipping. Hopefully it arrives with most of the interesting stuff still alive. If anyone else has any experiences with GLR feel free to share!
  24. thatone08

    Just set up tank and noticing white strings.

    Does anyone know what this is, and is it normal or something to be concerned about. Just set the tank up last night.
  25. JoannaCora

    AIO Build Mini Macro Display (Fluval Evo V)

    Here to show off! Set up this 5 gallon AIO on Tuesday, the star of the show is meant to be the macroalgae, however, it is seemingly pretty sparse. Just wait for it to fill in! There's a lot of halimeda opuntia that I trimmed down to nubs before deciding to use the left rock in this tank, so I'll...
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