Marine life avoiding Liferock & Real Reef?

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I recall recently reading on R2R (can't find it now) that some reefers who used Liferock and/or Real Reef Rock noticed that coralline & other encrusting organisms wouldn't grow on them. Is that a thing? I can't believe that if it's an issue it isn't more widely reported.
 

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Real reef rock meaning something like gulf live rock or something else
 
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I read the same thing after purchasing caribaea liferock. I was concerned, but a couple months into my tank and I'm already seeing purple coralline on the rock.
Good to know - thanx! Got any photos you could share?
 
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Here’s a piece of Real Reef Branch Rock covered in Coraline algae from my aquarium. I also have regular Real Reef Rock in my aquarium covered in Coralne algae.

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The worst part about that stuff in my opinion (other than not having any life on it upon purchase) is its overall lack of porosity. I broke some of the caribsea stuff in half and its as solid as a block of concrete.
 
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The worst part about that stuff in my opinion (other than not having any life on it upon purchase) is its overall lack of porosity. I broke some of the caribsea stuff in half and its as solid as a block of concrete.
I have a weird combo of rocks to consider. My existing VidaRocks, which are very porous ceramic, plus I need more rock of some kind to complete the aquascape. I was hoping that porosity was already taken care of.
 

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I have a weird combo of rocks to consider. My existing VidaRocks, which are very porous ceramic, plus I need more rock of some kind to complete the aquascape. I was hoping that porosity was already taken care of.
Real reef rock instead of "real" reef rock imo
 
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