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Old 03-06-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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When does base rock become live

I have a 90 fowlr tank well fowbr haha and I have one pound of lr to seed 65 pounds of base rock when do I know when my rock becomes live? When I start to see coralline growth?

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Live rock becomes live through the cycle. The cycle is you establishing enough beneficial bacteria to support the livestock you slowly add to your system.
In terms of coralline growth, you won't see any unless it is brought in from an external source. What is in my tank came in on snails. I gently brushed what I had with a toothbrush to try to help it spread around the tank.
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