Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Identification
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-27-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5
Rock ID

Can anybody tell me what kind of rock these are?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1393530425.655556.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	264.3 KB
ID:	225048  
__________________

__________________
626Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,322
There is honestly no way to tell but I'd guess Fiji.
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,775
looks like plain ole base rock to me
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 06:24 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by 54seaweed View Post
looks like plain ole base rock to me
Haha I was gonna say that but I didn't know if the op wanted to know where it originally came from or if it was just a rock.
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 06:31 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5
I want to know if it's fiji, tonga, pukani etc.. I hope it's not base rock although I got 60 pounds of it for free.
__________________
626Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,322
Base rock is just live rock that isn't "alive" anymore. It originally came from somewhere but was left out of water over time and became base rock. I'm sticking with it originally came from Fiji but there is no way to be 100% sure.
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by bribo12 View Post
Base rock is just live rock that isn't "alive" anymore. It originally came from somewhere but was left out of water over time and became base rock. I'm sticking with it originally came from Fiji but there is no way to be 100% sure.

So does that mean It will never become live again if I cycle it?
__________________
626Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 08:20 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by 626Ben View Post
So does that mean It will never become live again if I cycle it?
No it will just add a small piece of live rock and it will seed the dead rock and over time the rock you got will become live again
__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by bribo12 View Post
No it will just add a small piece of live rock and it will seed the dead rock and over time the rock you got will become live again

So your saying I should buy a piece of live rock and put it in with my dead rock when I setup my tank to start the cycle?
__________________
626Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,322
Yes just a small one though. That will give you coralline and pods and other little critters. Plus all the bacteria
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
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
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 07:44 AM
coral rock, base rock keys rock goinpostal Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 02-07-2004 01:02 PM
Got my live rock today :D 75 pounds of cured rock DamselnDistress Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 11-19-2003 09:23 PM
Base rock into live rock? Joshsmit56001 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 09-22-2003 03:33 PM
Arranging live rock with base rock leafyseadragon Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 09-02-2003 03:42 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.