Live Rock Turning Rust Color

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by deea, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. d

    deea New Member Member

    my live rock is turning a rust color- don't know the problem/please help. does anybody know-can't find any information on it'
  2. j

    joe Valued Member Member

    what the heck is a live rock
  3. C

    Craig Well Known Member Member

    dont know what live rock is either but i dont know whether this will help or not lol i hav like a small plant pot in my tank 4 my live plants and its turnin a rusty colour lol ???
  4. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Is your tank a saltwater tank?  Live rock is usually rock found with living things in it and on it in salt water. 


    If your tank is fresh water, your rock in your tank is probably just turning brown from diatoms. This is normal in a newly established tank, and will take about 2 months for it to disappear. It's sometimes called brown algae, but it's not a true algae.
  5. f

    fletch Valued Member Member

    I thought live rock was coral which IS living rather than having living things growing on it??????? ???
  6. J

    Jon Well Known Member Member

    No.... liverock is rock that has broken off of coral reefs in hurricanes and such.... It has plenty of nice living organisms on it and is used as biological filtration and eye candy in Saltwater tanks... it ranges from $2-$7 a pound and you need at least a pound per gallon of water... so people with big tanks better be ready to shell out big bucks.
  7. Mike

    Mike Fishlore Admin Moderator Member

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