Placing New Live Rock

Depending on the timing and the source, there can be a couple of different methods to adding Live Rock to an aquarium. Most hobbyists purchase the majority of their Live Rock when they are first setting up their mini-reef aquarium.

What is Live Rock and Why Should I Use it in My Aquarium?

Live rock is not itself actually alive, but rather it is filled with a huge variety of micro and macro organisms that are beneficial for aquarium care. These organisms live below the surface of the rock and may not become visible to the eye until after the rock has been settled into its aquarium for weeks or months, or the organisms may not become visible at all.

Care and Benefits of Live Sand

Live sand is similar to live rock, in that it gets its name from the live bacteria and micro-organisms that live in it and on it, the sand itself is not alive. The benefits to using live sand in the saltwater aquarium are similar to the benefits of live rock.