The leaching phosphates and lengthy cycle are the main reasons I didn't use dry rock and went with aquacultured live rock for my current build. Maybe the life rock is different because it does mention it is "infused with spored, live bacteria".
From my understanding...
PROS of dry rock:
No unwanted pests/hitchhikers (liverock might contain something you don't want in your tank like aiptasia/flatworms/scary things ()
Already colored up (some liverock might not have coralline/encrusting algaes from the start)
Easier to aquascape...
I love aquascaping and admiring aquascapes. Since my rock was uncured and shipped overnight from KPA, I immediately put it into the tank and scaped it then. I had an idea to do the crevice look and went with that. Nothing was in the tank yet except for saltwater and sand, and I cycled with the...
I'll post them when I get home from work. I went to WWC when I went to Halloween Horror Nights this year and I was blown away. We have some nice places in Atlanta like Pure Reef but WWC's display tanks and organization was the best I've ever seen! The large green frogspawn in my tank is from there!
Thank you! I strive to achieve a natural and minimal look. I'd like more negative space, but I really liked the "claw" rockwork that came about after I redid my first scape, which was a 2 pillar/crevice look. I'll add a picture of the old scapes if any of you are interested.
I'll try to upload...
Would a neon goby be ok with a clown goby? Thanks! I need to post a picture of the sump/filtration area.
I have a tail spot and love em! Idk if I should mix blennies. The possum wrasses look neat. The Pink-Streaked might be a winner.
I might look for a pair. They really are cool fish.
I tried to get some pictures of the Sunny Delights (left) and Gobstoppers (right), but I'm still having trouble.
GSP (why not )
Yellow Octospawn...that turned out to be green
Actual Green Frogspawn...it's getting huge (you can see the "Punk Rock Girls" on left)
I moved the lights from...
A return pump from the sump will pump into the far left tank then will overflow until it reaches the far right tank then it will end up back in the sump. Every tank will have it's own powerhead too (MP10 maybe).