Originally Posted by BillyZ
it is perfiectly viable to use a good portion, say 60-70 pounds of "dry rock" as base rock and then top that with 30-40 pounds of live rock. The live rock will "seed" the base rock with algae and critters and will become live rock over time.
I have pieces of dead coral and dead LR
in the tank right now. Would it spread to that all right? They're 3-6lbs apiece, and I only have four of them, but I can get more of that easily enough if it will work. *excited now* That would be so much easier on us, to get base 'dry rock' instead of buying all live rock! Since we've got so much time to get this running, it won't matter how long it takes to spread, once we know it will.
*waits to find out if it will work or not*