Live Rock / Sand
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Live Rock / SandWhat are Live Rock / Sand?
Live Rock / Sand are the Rock / Sand obtained directly from a sea or an ocean to be placed in a Marine Aquarium. Owing to the existence of various live forms in and on them, especially Coralline Algae, Bacteria, Mollusks, Corals, Sponges, Worms, Feather Dusters, Phytoplankton, Worms, Starfish, and small Crustaceans, they are called Live Rock / Sand. Live Rock / Sand are actually the Calcium Carbonate skeletons of the dead Corals and other Calcareous beings composing Coral Reefs.Purpose of Live Rock / Sand.
Biological Filtration. Owing to the different life forms, a Live Rock / Sand cycles faster and quickly stabilizes a tank. Live Rock is an active site of Biological Filtration in a tank, facilitating Nitrification process in an aquarium. Algae and Photosynthetic Corals use Ammonia, Nitrate, and Phosphate, while the Aerobic and Anaerobic Nitrifying Bacteria growing on the Live Rock convert Ammonia into Nitrate.
pH Level. Owing to their Calcareous nature, Live Rock / Sand continue releasing Calcium in water and keep the pH level stabilized.
Food. Owing to hosting different life forms, Live Rock / Sand are a source of food for your aquatic pets. Right from Carnivores to Omnivores, Live Rock / Sand caters to all type of feeding requirements.
Growth Base for Corals. Live Rock / Sand forms a good growing base for Corals in a Reef Tank.
Visual Appeal. Owing to the different life forms existing on the rock, Live Rock / Sand are multi-colored and act as an object of enhancing the visual appeal of an aquarium. Live Rocks are also used to build Caves, Arches, and Overhangs to name some.Cured or Uncured Live Rock / Sand.
Cured Live Rock / Sand is the one that has been cleaned, conditioned, and cycled for its safe introduction into the aquarium, while an Uncured Live Rock / Sand is raw and cannot be placed in the aquarium without curing it.Compatibility. Live Rock / Sand go well in both types of Marine Aquarium, Fish Only as well as Reef Type.
Morphology. Live Rock / Sand can have any shape; Oblong, Oval, Rounded, Boulder Shaped, or Fused Branched structure to name some. You may carefully chisel the shape of your Live Rock as per your preference.
Ideal Marine Aquarium Environment. Live Rock / Sand require a temperature range of 72-78°F; a Specific Gravity of 1.020-1.025; and a pH level of water within 8.1-8.4. Live Rock / Sand require moderate water currents and illumination.
Aquarium Feeding. Calcium, Iodine, Strontium, and other Trace Elements are required for the vitality of Live Rock / Sand.
Care. Live Rock / Sand are easy to maintain and right from a beginner to an expert can handle it.Now, let us look at the Live Rock / Sand option offered at Fresh Marine. Fiji Premium Un-Cured Live Rock (Scleractinia pieces).
Also known as Fiji Premium Unconditioned Live Rock and Fiji Premium Unseeded Live Rock, this Fiji Live Rock / Sand are imported from the Pacific Ocean, Fiji Islands. You need to cure the Live Rock / Sand for 2-3 weeks, prior to its introduction in to the aquarium. The recommended proportion of Fiji Premium Cured Live Rock in a marine aquarium is 1.25 pounds to 1.75 pounds per gallon of tank water.1st Grade Un-Cured Tonga Branch Live Rock 40 - 50 lbs (Scleractinia pieces).
Also known as Premium Grade Branch Live Rock, this Live Rock / Sand are obtained from the Pacific Ocean falling in Tonga and Fiji Islands. This Live Rock / Sand Rock occurs in Pink, Orange, Red, Purple, Green, and Yellow colors, and is shaped like a long and narrow branch of tree. This Live Rock / Sand go the best with Fish Only Marine Aquariums. The ideal proportion of 1st Grade Branch Live Rock in a marine aquarium is 0.75lbs to 1.25lbs per gallon of tank water.
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