Ask BRStv: Top Questions About Aquarium Dry Rock

August 30th, 2013
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Today's episode of BRStv answers commonly asked questions about dry rock in a reef or saltwater aquarium.

Aquarium dry rock is an excellent way to add the necessary live bacteria to your reef tank. There are several types of dry rock to choose from to create a unique aquascape to suit your aesthetics as well as the inhabitants you have in your tank. Pukani is lightest and most porous; Reef Saver is the most environmentally friendly and easiest to aquascape where Fiji is the standard in reef keeping and has a smooth natural rock appearance.

When cycled in your reef tank, dry rock will become live rock as the live bacteria begins to populate. Properly cycling your tank can add to the success of the aquarium in the long run. This process can be sped up by introducing booster products like Instant Ocean BIO-Spira as well as live sand. Additionally, dry rock will severely reduce the amount of pests introduced to your saltwater aquarium as opposed to using live rock. Always inspect the reef rock first to help avoid the common pests so many reefers encounter. Be sure to cure the rock because for example, Pukani and Fiji are coming from the exact same place as the live rock. This will help to breakdown the organic material and reduce the excess nutrients being added to the tank.

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