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    new live rock doesn`t look live

    :confused- hi,I just bought 15 lbs of fiji live rock for my new tank to help it cycle quicker.

    the pieces are all small,and there is no sign of any life on them.
    Is this normal or could it be dead?
    the store is pretty reputable.

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    Did you not pick the stuff out yourself? Or was it ordered online? It depends really, do you have any pics?

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    Did you buy it from Big Al's today, for 9.99$ a pound?

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    If it's fully cured out of someone's old setup and you drive immediately home, it will speed things up for ya.

    Otherwise you're stuck doing the waiting and enjoying all the brown die off.
    2.5g pico: 2lbs live rock, that's it for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry45
    :confused- hi,I just bought 15 lbs of fiji live rock for my new tank to help it cycle quicker.

    the pieces are all small,and there is no sign of any life on them.
    Is this normal or could it be dead?
    the store is pretty reputable.
    What do you mean it doesn't look live? Not all live rock has visible living things on it. I could look at my live rock all day and nothing would happen.

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    Smile

    when we mean live its mostly the bacteria we are talking about, but not all rock is created equal. Rock can come in different stages and locations. it might be fully cured were it should mostly look purple with corraline algea.it could come in partially cured were it might have more ''stuff'' on it but most of that will die off anyways. some rock comes in terrible looking but as long as some of the ''beneficial'' bacteria is still alive then it will be fine. LIVEROCK is mostly used for filtration and aquascaping so don't expect plants and/or to many corals on there. after a year I've seen stuff start to grow from rock I've had in the tank.

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    If your talking about little critters (mysis shrimp etc) it sometimes takes up to a week before you start to see anything, check your rock at night after the lights have been out for a while.

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