If rock has sat outside in the rain and mud for a long time, but was taken from the ocean years ago, is there anyway to revive this rock and make it a part of your system>? I read the curing live rock post andmy whole tank has been set up with fresh rock from the lfs
. There was only one piece of rock i bought allready alive with coraline algae all over it. The rest of my rocks are growing feather dusters on it and other life along with the coraline. I found a rock outside the house tho that the old owner of the house said she got from the ocean. THIS ROCK IS KILLER LOOKING. Ive been tempted to do somthing with it but need to know if its a good idea. ----- Also, onto the lighting situation --- i read a post about the slime algae and MichealPrater said to introduce more actinic. Ive heard that a few time and am wanting to try it. The LFS
has a 75 gallon BEUTIFUL reef tank but said he had tons more sun spectrum than actinic. he said you simply need the "presence" of actinic to have a great tank. Needless to say, he didnt sell me a new actinic bulp. I have a custom sea life 48" power compac light with two bulbs and a total of 130 watts going. have blue half 10000k. I had gone to him to get a 50 / 50 bulb for the other strip light i have. he recommended sticking with a full 10000k bulb in the stright strip lamp ficture. Should i have gone actinic anyway?