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Old 02-19-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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How long does it take?

For lace rock to become live rock once it cohabits with live rock?

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hard to say. I would guess it would depend on the ratio of LR to BR and the overall health of the aquarium.

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and the type of live rock...
I have live rock from Lr.com and put some base in it and it became LR in a few months.. and then at work I have some LR from the LFS some cured fiji stuff and still takin forever to take off...
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I think it depends on what you mean by live rock. Once you have the beneficial bacteria on the rock that is processing your cycle then technically it is "live" rock and is performing a service to you. If you're asking when you're going to get coraline growth on it and have it blend into your tank YMMV depending on your lighting, Ca/Alk, etc. I put 100# of base and added 60# of keys/gulf mix from LR.com and right now there are some pieces of my base that you can't distinguish from my LR and it has only been in there since Mid-November.

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