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Old 04-29-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
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This guy serious

Morton salt and garlic salt? Really?
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it would be enough to sustain life on a rock.. not anything over algea though.
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but digging up rock in the backyard?
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people make live rock out of cement 0_o
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but digging up rock in the backyard?
Live rock is nothing more than rock with bacteria growing on it. Whether its out of the ocean or out of a back yard. (if I am wrong some one will have to correct me)

LR is usually porous which provides more surface area for the bacteria to grow. This is why people use BR and also LR.
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you wouldnt want to use a smooth polished rock because your taking up more surface area than required.. also, harder to establish and cling to.. your also not giving all the other little critters in the tank a home.. bristle worms.. mantis shrimp.. any other nocturnal worm/invert
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you would want to be weary of using any lava rock, marble or anything with a sulfate build, or anything with heavy metels in them..(ie the marble)
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When talking "live rock", it's normally assumed that it's originally from an ocean. I don't know of any commercial outfit selling "live rock" that's been taken from the ground. You are correct though... the "live" reference is just the bacteria.

There is no difference between "base rock" and "live rock" except that base rock is "live rock" that isn't "live" anymore, and is normally sold bone dry.

I think folks are missing the point of the Craig's list dude - I think it's just a rant that he thinks real "live rock" is just a scam and you might as well just use rocks out of your garden. Either that, or the guy got scammed on some supposed "live rock". Personally, I'd never even consider it. Too much risk of contamination from who knows what.
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I do agree LR is slightly expensive. I mean, you dont see anyone selling dead fiji rock :P
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metels, oils, sulfates.. yeah a little to much...

ive always been under the impression though that base rock was just small rubble from live rocks... thats what all my base rock is anyways.
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