To buy live rocks for my aquarium or not to buy? That's the question
Hello, friends, just curious if it's worth to add some accessories in my aquarium such as live rocks or something like that. By the way, how to chose live rocks?
Hey, man. Frankly speaking, live rocks are good purchase for your aquarium. They can be used like second filter, that will make your fish tank cleaner, so it would be more convinet for fishes. When I say "cleaner" I mean, that they will recycle the fish's poop, so it would be less of ammonia, so it would be more concentration of O2 and fish will seem themselves better. I have read this information at the source, connected to this article, - https://arcreef.com/live-rock/live-rock-guide/. Hope after reading of this source your question will be answered.
If you are not able to have a separate set up for curing fresh live rock, buy it cured.
Don't allow yourself to be talked into purchasing mass quantities that you cannot handle. Only buy what you really need, and remember, don't overload your system.
Inspect the rock visually, as well as smell it. If any growth on it appears to be dying off or any detection of a foul odor is present, it is wise not to buy it, as it is probably still curing and may present you with problems you don't need.
Inspect the live rock for any unwanted pests or hitchhikers, such as bristle worms and anemones.
How long have they been curing the live rock in their system? What geographic location did the rock come from? (e.g. Indo-Pacific, Caribbean, etc.?)
What supplemental additives have they been using in their system, if any, while curing the live rock?
If you run across a "must-have rock" that may not be ready, understand that and accept the responsibility and possible consequences of complications that may arise if you choose to buy it.