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Old 08-15-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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What kind of Live Rock is this

I was wondering if someone could tell me what kind of Live rock this is and if it looks healthy.



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Old 08-15-2003, 06:05 PM   #2
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here are some bigger pics
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I dont know of anyway to tell if live rock is healthy. It looks like it has coralline on it. As to the kind i really dont think you can tell where it came from just by looking at it.
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looks like good ole fiji rock with decent coraline growing.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:20 PM   #5
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I found that yes it is in fact Fiji LR. I picked up another 6lbs of it today and it seems so different. The rock is twice that size but the previous one weighed in at 5lbs. I am just a newbie so forgive my stupidity.. What is coraline alge? Also i have been noticing that there is some finger looking things growing off this piece of rock in the pic. I have looked around everywhere but cant seem to find out what it is..

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Does anyone know what these might be? I have looked everywhere and cant seem to find anything


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Look like some kind of Feather duster or worm tubes (vacated).

coralline algae - algae that secrete calcium carbonate in their tissues. Hard, encrusting, red coralline algae are significant reef builders in some areas. In wild reefs they tend to cement old corals together that form the reef itself.

In the aquarium it is a sign of a healthy aquarium, a visual pleasing sight as well as some filtration I believe.
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