Tampa Bay Saltwater Real Live Rubble Rock

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Sustainable Aquaculture in Florida
TBS real Live Rock provides natural biofiltration via the diverse lifeforms found in and on it.
Ocean harvested Live Rock provides a natural environment for fish and inverts.
We recommend 2lbs of Live Rock per gallon located anywhere in the system.
Display. Sump. Refugium. Filter Chamber.


TAMPA BAY SALTWATER

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Benefits- naturally improve aquarium health by diversifying the microorganisms within your system with fresh Gulf of Mexico Rubble Rock.
  • excellent for new tank cycling
  • excellent for established tank seeding
Alive- often sold out means you get super fresh rubble rock when it's in stock.
Appearance- porous, rough, smooth.
  • an array of shapes
  • from 2" to 4"
  • vintage TBS natural Bahamian coral stone, Philippian stone, Florida quarried
  • may have macro algae, tube worms, coralline, barnacles, bivalves
Harvesting- we are picky, picky, picky about rubble.
  • from the 30-year-old Tampa Bay Saltwater lease site in the Gulf of Mexico off Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • high currents bring fresh nutrients to this life filled location
  • harvested under the eyes of hungry fish
  • hand harvesting rubble is tedious work, but the benefits it provides hobbyists are unmatched
Shipping- kept submerged from the ocean floor to your door.
  • UPS next day Treasure Chests
  • Air Cargo for 20lbs and up
  • its fast and fresh from Florida
Care- it's alive, you can keep it that way!
  • provide all aspects needed to maintain good water quality
  • provide flow, it originates from a high flow area
  • occasionally blow the rubble off with a turkey baster or pump to keep it debris free
Placement- the possibilities are numerous!
  • sump chamber
  • refugium
  • overflow chamber
  • canister filter
  • jar or pico tank
Order-
 
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TAMPA BAY SALTWATER

Rubble Rock is in the Icehouse!
Freshly harvested yesterday with bits of coralline, tiny macros, tiny sponges, and lots of good microorganisms for your system.

Rubble shipped via Cargo
Rubble shipped via UPS

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NICE! Love the biodiversity in TBS!
 
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We have some exciting news to share!!! WoooHooo!

AquaBiomics tankDNA results are in and they were followed up by a personal email from Dr. Eli,
"The sample had DNA from a wide range of eukaryotic organisms, a community that looks similar to a reef tank community with a few differences. your list includes DNA from fish, corals, tunicates, bivalves, sponges, coralline algae, sea urchins, snails, sea cucumber, crabs, copepods, brittle stars, worms, and macro algae.
Even though the sample gives us lots of data on the communities that include parasites (ciliates, dinos, amoeba, etc) none of the types we found in your sample are known parasites.
The lack of parasites in this sample is a nice result. I find one or more of the ciliates associated with Uronema in a lot of live rock so I'm always happy to find a clean rock tank. From the perspective of someone who tests and sells live rock as part of our business, this is a report I'd be happy with overall. Lots of desirable or at least typical parts of the reef community are present, and none of the parasites were detected."

0 Parasites (Dinoflagellate responsible for Velvet, Ciliate responsible for Ich, Ciliate responsible for Brook, Ciliate responsible for Uronema, Monitpora eating Nudibranchs, Acropora eating flatworms, all 3 types of Gill Flukes Flatworms, Pyramidellidae snails, Apicomplexan parasite of claims/bivalves, Trichodina protozoan.)

 
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All Natural
Rubble Rock from Tampa Bay Saltwater. It’s an excellent way to seed a young tank
or diversify the microorganisms in a mature tank.


planted by TBS founder - Richard Londeree
hand harvested by - Jocelyn & Madelyn Lyon

and yeah...it's got HITCHHIKERS!
micro critters

coralline
sponges

macro

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Order a little shipped next day UPS
or

or Order a Lot! shipped air cargo
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NATURALLY POROUS, VARIED SHAPES, 2" to 4" SIZE, OVERFLOWS, REFUGIUMS, PICO TANKS, JAR TANKS
 

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