Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-22-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 298
Stoopid newbie question-Live rock... does it need to be fed?

Told ya it was, er, not a bright question. The rock has living things on/in it. (I assume, that's why it's called 'live'). What exactly is alive? Bacteria only, like your typical wet-dry filter? Other tiny 'creatures'? Do they just pull nutrients from the water, or do you need to 'feed' the live rock?

Oh, and I can take any snide comments you can throw at me regarding the intellegence, or lack there-of, of the question!

20 20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Its actually a very good question. Really it depends if its cured or not. Uncured LR should not need to be feed during the cycling process, plenty of die off to feed the bacteria. Uncured may need to be feed a bit, kinda depends on your ammonia spike.
I would not worry about "feeding" the tank durung the cycle too much. Unless you get no spike whatsoever.
LR is refering to the nitrifying bacteria contained within. Any "creatures" that come with it, are a bonus.

quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: May 2005
Location: UT
Posts: 179
Another newbie question here then... what's the difference between cured and uncured?
Aquariums 'N Stuff
aquablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Piedmont, NC
Posts: 4,580
There was a discussion in a earlier thread about there is probably no such thing as "cured" rock due to there always being some die off in transport. The difference is cured has been cycled, no spike in parameters. Uncured needs to be cycled before it is placed in your tank.
*The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
*If guns kill people...Spoons make Michael Moore fat.
Brenden is offline   Reply With Quote

live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newbie live rock question CoJo Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 02-21-2008 12:45 PM
Newbie ? on Live Rock-Dead Rock mrouff Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 12-31-2006 10:28 AM
Live Rock Question from Newbie ewelch Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 01-08-2006 09:08 PM
Maybe a stoopid question :) Oceanicsublimat Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-12-2005 11:18 PM
Newbie with live sand and live rock questions!! MrFLGuy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 04-13-2004 03:42 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.