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PostSubject: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 12:47 pm

I am going to do some SW. I have a question about live rock. Dose the water temp. Have to to be a certain degrees for it to create other live rock? I know for fish and other SW things has to be 78-80 degrees . Dose that apply for the live rock also?

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 12:54 pm

As long as you have some live rock in with your "base" rock (not live yet) and the temp is around 80 degrees (I like to keep my tanks at 82) and you have lighting your growth will spread... If you add some of the Kent Marine coral additives in the Reef starter kit: Iodide, Stontium & Molybdenum, & Liquid Calcium. I used these on my live rock and the growth went crazy, just follow directions per your tank size... Good luck! It's a lot of fun!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 12:59 pm

So if the water temp is 50 degrees then live rock can not turn base rock into live rock? temp has to be s tropical standards?

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 1:08 pm

Probably not because youre dealing with live invertabrates and plant life so they are going to be more sensitive to temp differences. Also you will want to watch your salinity and if you buy live rock make sure you keep it moist while transporting it or some life will die off and decompose in your tank. Make sure you take the time to pull of any dead growth that you may have. Its cool though to watch as life seems to just grow out of no where...
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 6:36 pm

also teh beneficial bacteria (as with all bacteria) requires certain parameters to grow. once you have your temp and lights you could also use seachem's stability to help with your curing it is basically beneficial bacteria in a bottle
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:11 pm

All my salt tanks stay around 80 degrees.

What makes rock live is the bacteria that is inside populating it and processing waste. When you add (dead) baserock to a tank even without live rock, it will eventually re-populate with that bacteria again. Live rock is only called live rock because of the bacteria on the rock.

I've cured base rock with live rock in my garage without heaters for 2 months. I'm sure the temp was pretty low(50degrees maybe).
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:35 pm

So nitty your saying you don't think the temp matters with rock? What ibwant to do is set up those two 75s and use them to turn base rock into live rock and not have to worie
about the temp of thenwater b/c they are going to be in the shed not much insulation and big temp changes

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:37 pm

My typing may be jacked a little on my iPhone

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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:45 pm

After 2- 2 1/2, my base rock had a few sponges on it that came off the live rock that was with it. I wouldn't tell anyone to do what I did expecting the same results. My garage never got far under 60 degrees. It's been cold here lately. I'd have to say use at least a 250watt in each tank if it's going to be in a shed.

75gallon????? you must be curing a lot of rock.


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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 10:59 pm

ive got a question that can go with korys. is there anything you can buy to get bigger feather dusters? i have a bunch of little ones and alot of sponges.
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:05 pm

tim wrote:
ive got a question that can go with korys. is there anything you can buy to get bigger feather dusters? i have a bunch of little ones and alot of sponges.

Feather dusters are filter feeders.
I feed all my filter feeders Phyto Feast.
My feather dusters love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:06 pm

is there different breeds of feathers? mine are tiny. ive seen big ones at the lfs.
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:09 pm

yes tim there are different types. there are small and large soft and hard tubed feathers some dont even have a tube but live inside of the rock
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:09 pm

Yeah there's a couple. Mine came along with some rock I bought, because I never purchased any. Most of mine are between 2" and 4".
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:10 pm

nitty wrote:
Yeah there's a couple. Mine came along with some rock I bought, because I never purchased any. Most of mine are between 2" and 4".

nitty want some tiny ones? i have a rearend load of them. whatcha got to trade for some LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:16 pm

I'm thinking of getting an emerald crab or 2 or 3 to get rid of the little ones I got. I've never liked FD's. I got some GSP starting to multiply finally.
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 11:51 pm

nitty wrote:
Yeah there's a couple. Mine came along with some rock I bought, because I never purchased any. Most of mine are between 2" and 4".

mine are maybe a 1/4" i want some bigger ones. whats gsp?
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 12:34 am

tim wrote:
nitty wrote:
Yeah there's a couple. Mine came along with some rock I bought, because I never purchased any. Most of mine are between 2" and 4".

mine are maybe a 1/4" i want some bigger ones. whats gsp?

GSP= Green Star Polyps

GSP is a coral and it comes in various colors, i have soem of the NEON GRENN GSPE
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 1:01 am

ok gotcha
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PostSubject: Re: Live rock   Live rock Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 6:48 am

mine are a neon green too.
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