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Old 04-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Ive got a 30g with around 30lb of live rock. I was thinking of adding more rock so shall I buy base rock? Do they have the same benefits (after a while of base rock being round live rock)? Thanks
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I would think you should be pretty close to what you need, but if you are adding more to an already established tank, base rock is a good way to go. Over time it will be seeded by the already established LR in your system and you don't have to worry about adding anything new or undesirable.
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The main benefit to LR is the nitrifying bacteria that colonizes on the rock. Little critters that usually found in LR at the LFS or ocean are a bonus but not the main objective.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Yeah had the tank nearly a year and going reef soon as I get some better lighting so I was thinking about how to set up my rocks for anemones and such so I will need flatter rock and more rocks to place them
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