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Old 11-14-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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What grows on Live Rock?

I would like to know what atcually grows on live rock and how long does it take for this to grow? :P

I am A beginner with salt water Have 10 gal Tank
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Algaes mostly.. varies depending on your lighting, nutrients, etc.

Assorted life doesn't just spring forth from the inside of the rock though, it has to have a source.

Are you waiting for Coralline algae to spread or show up? Or is this entirely different?

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You have things like coraline algae like mentioned above. Other forms of macro algae, sponges, and even the occasional coral. As Corty mention things dont just spring forth with out having a seed. Some rocks will have a ton of growth on them and othes will look very baren. Not every rock will have the potental to have stuff growing off it as it all depends on what spores might have landed in the creveces of the rock.

Other life that lives in/on the rock includes backtera, bristle worms, amphipods and copepods, etc.
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