Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-20-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 55
why live rock...?

I was at the beach today and had an epiphany...lol
why do u have to buy LR for $8/lb, if you live on a coast, can't you just collect rocks from the ocean????
__________________

__________________
CARM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RYANLAWRENCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 315
well considering you live in canada...NO! haha tropical fish would not be good to add to a tank of rock collected of the coast of canada. Most likely canadian rocks would be of different chemical composition and have different organisms living on them that would die in a tropical tank. My LFS has base rock, which is basically live rock just not as pretty, for $2 a pound. thats what i started my tank with and now that base rock has turned into pretty live rock
__________________

__________________
RYANLAWRENCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:00 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BallinCrew10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 944
Taking anything from the ocean and putting it in your tank is a bad idea. There are a million variables that could be catasprophic to your tank. Cough up the money now and you won't have to buy it all over again later when contaminates wipe out your tank.
__________________
BallinCrew10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RYANLAWRENCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 315
Excellent point. If you live in tropical places, I still think that it is illegal to harvest live rock. Look into base rock. It'll soon look like live rock if maintained well
__________________
40 gallon FOWLR
-2 ocellaris clowns (mated pair)
-1 diadem pseudochromis
-1 flame hawkfish
RYANLAWRENCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BallinCrew10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn MA
Posts: 944
Base rock would be a good idea if money is a concern. My lfs had some for $3/lb.
__________________
BallinCrew10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:17 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,142
You don't have to do anything outside the norm of caring for a tank to "maintain rock" so that it becomes live. As long as the bacteria is introduced and has an ammonia source for food it will become "live"
__________________
95 Gallon reef system
Hinds04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,142
and yes harvesting rock from the ocean is illegal
__________________
95 Gallon reef system
Hinds04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:28 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
+1 on illegal. check with the DL&R for More on what is legal and illegal in your area.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:41 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 55
lmfao ok thanks everyone hahaha
__________________
CARM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 01:54 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 30
I don't get it; if its illegal then how come they are for sale on LFS. Somebody gotta do the dirty job right?
__________________

__________________
LordJay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUST GO! 50gal salt w/ live rock live sand New Orleans area. supermarvin76 Archive 0 03-13-2007 07:10 PM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
Five ryukin goldfish for trade for Live Sand or Live Rock byrdman81 Archive 1 03-11-2005 10:08 PM
Binding Live Rock and things to my live rock AirRazr Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-15-2004 08:19 AM
For sale/trade....100lbs. live rock....and lots of live sand BONESTOCK Archive 4 10-06-2004 05:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.