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Old 01-14-2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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Ya I use them in my refugium almost exclusively the only thing is some of them are very tough to keep under water without being submerged for a few days first but don't worry I'd be buying them for myself either way for possible future projects or re-scaping but ill send you some pictures of my finds this Thursday when I go
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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This is my new centerpiece rock which I think is an old colony which is infested with pods thanks to all the holes and crevices
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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wow, those are pretty beautiful. If you find any smaller pieces that would be awesome only have a 20g so don't go crazy haha
.36 lbs but the large piece is very attractive they should be getting a new shipment in soon because that was pretty much the last of it so ill let you know next time what else I find
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Live rock is actually mostly dead/fossilized coral skeletons anyway.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #15
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True but new dead coral and the layers and layers of old dead coral have a much different look and weight which I think the new looks better and is more porous for your bio-filter but to each his own
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Actually, the anaerobic zones in live rock are more beneficial than just surface area.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #17
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In no way am I questioning your knowledge X because I think your one of the best advice givers on here but wouldn't the new dead coral be the same for an equal sized piece of old rock in anerobic bacteria (maybe slightly less due to old polyp holes and other corals) pretty much just wondering would the effect in an average sized home aquarium even be slightly noticeable
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It's not a bad thing to add to the tank. The calcium skeleton and the surface area are of course beneficial. I wasn't debating with anyone. I just wanted to mention the fact about live rock in case someone reading didn't know.
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