Is it still Live Rock - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-12-2008, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Highland lake13's Avatar
 
Question Is it still Live Rock

I had a 12 saltwater nano cube that was up and running for about 2 years. About a year ago my ballast and lights started to rust and the lights stopped working since it was an old tank jbj nano cube switch to a different type of tank. So instead of getting a new tank i just left it running without any lights and switched totally over to freshwater. The tank was left running with the filter always on along with the heater running. The tank was kept at 79 F(26 C). However since the light went out it as only been exposed traces from the light in the room and a little sun light.

I want to start a new salt water tank and was wondering if the liverock in the tank is still good as live rock, or should it be used as base rock and i need to buy new live rock. Any comments or questions would be a help. Thanks in advance!!!

~Cam
Highland lake13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
they rock isnt going to be "live" after being used in freshwater

your going to need a few pieces of cured live rock to seed it with

also, if you ever used and medications in the freshwater setup they could have leached into the rock and will leach back out over time. in particular, anything with copper
onefish2fish is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-12-2008, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Highland lake13's Avatar
 
It was never in freshwater it has always be kept in a salt water tank. it was just left with no lights i am wondering if the live rock is fine without consistant light.

Last edited by Highland lake13; 12-12-2008 at 02:14 PM.
Highland lake13 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-12-2008, 04:43 PM
Member
 
Kellsindell's Avatar
 
So long as it was indeed used in FW then yes it'll still be live. I"ve used a refugium with no lights and just flow and it started growing some new kinds of sponge.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea...

75g Build

Kellsindells build

2.5 Pico Build



Member of DFWMAS ... PBITAWA
Michael Hernandez
Kellsindell is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long till dead rock becomes live rock? planderos Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 12-22-2007 05:48 AM
What kind of Live rock and live sand should i get? SeaSerpant Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 12-16-2007 03:32 PM
Live Rock or Dead Rock? Doot Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 09-14-2007 04:31 PM
Different Types Of Rock To Supplement Live Rock??? FishFan Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 07-01-2007 11:58 PM
live sand and live rock questions. i like fishes Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 17 04-13-2007 11:48 AM

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