Stopped by the lfs
to shoot the breeze with the guys. I noticed that one of the huge reef tanks was all cloudy and had about 75% "white" lr
instead of the heavily encrusted stuff that's always there. Sales guy tells me that they just took most of the matured lr
out and replaced it with cured (but clean) rock which will be fully encrusted in another 6-12 months.
I had to ask - where's all that rock now? "I put it in the curing tank where it will all be sold within 2 days", he said. "Ten bucks a pound and I could easily get $15 for rock like that". I look into the curing tanks and sure enough there is hundreds of pounds of deep purple covered lr
. There are tiny corals on most pieces. Lots of red, pink and purple coverage.
I couldn't fit another rock in my tank but couldn't resist either. I picked out a few small pieces that had unbelievable coverage and growth to use as accents (and seed) in my display tank. I think I'm addicted. :>)
One of the pieces has some bright yellow matter on it in a few places. Any guesses as to what it might be?