Live Rock and
What's It All About
Live rock is more than just for a reef tank. In the ocean fish live on the reef which is comprised of a basic structure of rock and corals. If you don't want a true reef aquarium, live rock provides much more than you realize for the "fish only" tank.
Bacteria for filtration - much better than bioballs
Live rock hosts a wide variety of ting creatures: worms, copepods, feather dusters, shrimp, starfish, urchins, snails, crabs and tiny corals. Different types of rock host different creatures. Some rock, like Fiji, have the most crevasses and holes and thus have the most little creatures. Marshall Island rock is more open that provides hiding places. There is no real formula to adding rock to your tank. Landscape it to your satisfaction. Build overhangs, caves, arches, slopes and piles. If you're going to have corals, remember that many corals grow on sandy bottoms so leave open sand space. Above all, you cannot have everything you want in a single tank......................See my page on substrates
Fiji - round type
Fiji - open type
Below are photos of 5 types of rock that we carry. Each has its own characteristics and life forms. WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THESE TYPES IN STOCK.
This is our faviorite - Haiti Rock.
Very light, cool shapes, some coralline