Gulf live rock?

BRS

Vwluv10338

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 18, 2020
Messages
107
Reaction score
72
Would that get rid of the phosphate in the rock? I know that would get rid of organics.. Also, not sure if that would lower the Alk from the cement.

Regardless, It would have been hard for me to cook 200 LB of rock.. :)

Mine was all dead real live rock so I didn’t have to worry about alk. Also no issues with phosphate as it seems to absorb it maybe. I struggle to keep nutrients in my system and have fought dinos because of it. Started my last tank 15 years ago with with all real live rock and had no issues
 
Avast
OP
jkkgron2

jkkgron2

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 22, 2020
Messages
68
Reaction score
61
Location
United States
Just wanted to give a little update:

The rock arrived on the 9th and the tank has been establishing nicely. So far I have a blushing star coral, orange cup coral, some macro algae, some amphipods (I think so? They’re Little white things on the glass), some aiptasia, bubble algae, some Watercress Halimeda Alga, sponges, hair algae and some other type of algae? Whatever it is it looks nice and I don’t mind it. I also had some clams that died, and a gorgonian that died.

I haven’t done any water changes yet, but I’m doing one tomorrow. I also need to clean the glass, because there’s coralline (yay!) algae on the glass. I’ll be adding in a couple snails on Monday to see how they do.
 
BRS

What are you most excited to read about in our REEF OF THE MONTH articles?

  • I love reading about reef equipment!

    Votes: 15 5.9%
  • For me, it's all about the CORALS!!

    Votes: 27 10.5%
  • Seeing and reading about cool fish that I wish I could keep!

    Votes: 6 2.3%
  • Looking for neat innovations and creative solutions they're using!

    Votes: 50 19.5%
  • Looking mostly for stuff I can try on my tank!

    Votes: 22 8.6%
  • Are you kidding?? I'm excited about ALL OF IT!!

    Votes: 136 53.1%

Online statistics

Members online
1,242
Guests online
4,130
Total visitors
5,372
QT FISH
Top