Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
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 11-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Adding dry base rock to already established aquarium?

My aquariums already been through the cycle so if adding dry base rock, would it have any negative effects on the water?
__________________

__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
It should not have any negative effects, so long as it doesn't have any residual bio matter on it that could decay further once you put it in the water.
__________________

fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,532
No matter what I say rinse it. Even if it is freshly made macro rock, there would still be dust to be removed.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:29 PM   #4
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank View Post
No matter what I say rinse it. Even if it is freshly made macro rock, there would still be dust to be removed.
Yes, good point - it should still be rinsed.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
What do you guys think is the best dry base rock to put in? I can get key largo base rock for 2.29 a pound from a website, I live in Canada so most aquarium websites dont deliver here
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:34 AM   #6
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Check and see if The Reef Rock Store will deliver to Canada. He has really nice rock for around $1/lb.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Is the rock heavier than the usual? Because I'd like to have large but lightweight rocks
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #8
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
I wouldn't say that. It is very porous rock, never heard anyone complain about it. Lots of folks have used rock from them.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:44 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Okay well thank you ! I'll be looking into it for sure! If you have any other suggestions for rock and what not, feel free to let me know please
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 171
Did you check bulk reef supply? They have some with good reviews, not sure about shipping.
__________________

__________________
bonniewoodruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
base, base rock, dry, 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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.