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Old 06-24-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
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Will LR spread to base rock ???

I was curious, will live rock 'spread' to base rock (tufa) if i had say 50% each rock.

If so how long may this process take ??



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Old 06-24-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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Yes the base rock will become live after a few months.
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the bacteria will spread in a matter of hours in the right conditions.
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Yes. I started my tank with about 50-50. After about 6 months you really couldn't tell much difference between them.
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be sure you do what you can to keep your coraline alive. Frequent water changes (about 10% of the total water volume a week) will replace vital nutrients and keep nitrates low.

Its essential. I let my tank go waaaaaaaaaay to long between water changes, and as a result I lost probibly half of my coraline growth.
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be sure you do what you can to keep your coraline alive. Frequent water changes (about 10% of the total water volume a week) will replace vital nutrients and keep nitrates low.
I dont think that is necessary with proper lighting and supplements being added. Depends if your adding calcium and other supplements, and what kind of lighting you have
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I added 50/50 base & LR. I kept my Alkalinity and Calcium up, along with some Coraline additives, and the base rock has begun to grow Coraline in about a month. I used Purple Up and Coraline Stimulator. Hope this helps, and good luck!!!!
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