I bought base rock for my saltwater aquarium........However my daughter has a freshwater aquarium and loves my rock. She wants to put a piece or two in her tank.
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What Is The Purpose of Live Rock?
Live rock becomes the main biological nitrification base or biological filter of a saltwater aquarium, while at the same time enhances the look of the aquarium and provides shelter for the inhabitants. To better understand what purpose live rock serves in an aquarium, Delbeek explains it like this:
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No matter what type of live rock you choose to use, as you may know, a biological filter base base has to cycle and settle for your aquarium to run properly, and this pertains to the curing of live rock as well.
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There is also dead base rock, meaning it has no live growth on it. This is rock that is devoid of external life that probably won't see much light, so you can put other forms of more advanced live rock and corals on top of it to build your reef system base, once your tank has settled and the base rock is seeded or cured. Beginning a reef tank using seeded base live rock as the center stones of the aquarium is not a bad idea. Once the base rock is established, then you can begin to add, slowly, more advanced types of live rock.so i finally got my dry base rocks cleaned, i gave them a vinegar and water bath for one day and after one day i rinsed them with hot pressured water (because they used to be in an established aquarium) and i also got 13kg of dry sand and now im ready for curing the rocks.