Live Base Rock? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 02-22-2007, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Live Base Rock?

I have a 65 gallon tank which I'm attempting to turn into a successful saltwater tank. I've gotten the specific gravity right around 1.023 and have been running the pump for a couple of weeks now. I'm looking to buy some live rock. I ran across this site: Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this online store? I'd like to buy 45 lbs of the fiji base rock and then 45 pounds of fiji premium live rock. I don't get it...what is base rock exactly? I doesn't look very "live" to me. Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated as I am new to saltwater aquariums. THANKS!
Trigger200 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 02-23-2007, 04:42 PM
New Member, They have given me a very good live rock and also they have had a total success with life of there fish with me. I have not had an invert or fish die that i have ordered there. I have had some crabs, kill eachother but that is natural.
Andre is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-23-2007, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Thanks for the info. Looks like an excellent store. Wish they sold base rock...seems a bit hard to find.
Trigger200 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 09:16 AM
I use for me rock needs. Monica is super friendly.

Base rock is nothing special. People buy it because it's cheaper and use it under their regular rock to hold it up. The point of base rock is not to be seen. It's not normally a good liverock either. It's to smooth and dense. If trying to save a buck the best way would be a mix of live and "dead". The dry rock will quickly seed up. Dead is cheaper because it is shipped in large bulk containers without the added weight of the water. The reason folks use base rock to support their main rock work is that it is inert. You don't have to worry about it decomposing and spoiling a tank.
caferacermike is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
New Member
How important is lighting. Unfortunately, the more research I'm doing the more I'm realizing my lighting is probably completely inadequate. I have a 65 galloon tank and right now there are two fluorescent bulbs, 15 watts each. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm hoping I can get buy with this lighting while I'm curing the new live rock.
Trigger200 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-24-2007, 12:33 PM
Read through the stickies. They will help you decide what type of tank you want to set up and a guide to what it will take.
caferacermike is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
base rock? Leprichon Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 1 04-06-2010 09:07 AM
CF lighting for seeding base rock tharsis Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 1 07-19-2009 10:37 PM
What's this on my base rock? claw_atticas Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 05-19-2008 02:02 AM
How long till dead rock becomes live rock? planderos Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 12-22-2007 04:48 AM
Dry Base Rock in Freshwater Setup tigga Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 03-27-2007 09:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome