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Old 09-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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DIY Liverock Aggregate

I plan on setting up a 30 FOWLR tank early in 2017 and want to do it primarily as a diy project.

I was looking into live rock on these forums and others and have a good understanding of the process.

My only question is what kinds of aggregate can I use for making it?
So far I've read:
Crushed coral/shells
Different sizes of sand

I was wondering what others have used to bring diversity to their diy lr as well as some good ideas (like spaghetti in the mix to give small tubes).


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Old 09-02-2016, 11:28 AM   #2
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This isn't something that is very common. Only a few members have done this compared to the others who purchased either live rock or a base/macro rock and made it live through the cycle.
Outside of the recipe, I wouldn't use anything else outside of the main ingredients. You don't want to add anything that can decompose or degrade and leach into the water column to cause issues.

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