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post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2009, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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What makes Live Rock "Live"?

My brother had just asked me while flipping through a catalog and I truthfully didn't know the answer...anyone?

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-1x Red Tailed Shark
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i believe you want this in the "saltwater section" for better responses so i went ahead and moved it for you.

live rock is simply covered in life. it has all sorts of ciritters. ampipods, copepods, astrina starfish, bristle worms and so forth. depending on where the rock is aquired it can also include pests like mantis shrimp, aptasia anemones, flatworms and so forth. live rock is one of the main sources of filtration (along with protein skimming) in a saltwater tank. good flow blowing water against these oraganisms allows it to "filter" naturally.
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i believe you want this in the "saltwater section" for better responses so i went ahead and moved it for you.

live rock is simply covered in life. it has all sorts of ciritters. ampipods, copepods, astrina starfish, bristle worms and so forth. depending on where the rock is aquired it can also include pests like mantis shrimp, aptasia anemones, flatworms and so forth. live rock is one of the main sources of filtration (along with protein skimming) in a saltwater tank. good flow blowing water against these oraganisms allows it to "filter" naturally.
gotcha, thanks.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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