Originally Posted by WaterIsWet89
the rock i got didnt come out of a tank. it was dried out tufa rock. and the only way i have of getting live rock is by buying it over the internet because no local stores have it. but as of now im just trying to grow Coralline Algae. im not worried about all the other critters yet. how long should it take to start seeing some growth seeing that im starting without any live rock?
Where are you located? I'm certain there are local reef clubs in your area. Check on Craigslist.org for some live rock. People are always selling things. Ebay has options as well. The "liverock" you add doesn't have to come right out of a tank to benefit your system.
The other critters, snails, brittle stars, pods
and the like can come later with the addition of corals or a fuge with macro algae.
Coraline is as buddah_red said not going to spring to life from nothing. You have to get something in the tank with coraline on it for it to spread and grow. Don't expect to see coraline growing like mad until your system is more established. It requires stable conditions including alk
, ph, CA
. All of those things need to be in balance before you will get a lot of coraline growth.
As I said. Look for local clubs and check on craigslist.
Welcome to AA!