dead rock to live rock time duration?

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  1. Spearo

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    Hi gals n gents

    Whats the general time duration for dead rock to become live rock?

    I've had my system up since late december n cannot see much progress.
    Is their an additive I can use to boost the growth to live rock?

    Thanks
     
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    6 weeks to cure the dead organisms. Then more time to get good things colonizing.

    But if you are not adding any good guys, where will they come from?
    A small 1kg new pieces of liverock, from the bottom of the LFS bin will have enough beneficial critters within to help seeding your system.
     
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    As said above, you need to introduce organisms. Go down to the beach and shake a few loose rocks in a bucket to get pods, small brittlestars, worms etc. Just remove the crabs though.

    A few cups of live sand from below the low tide line (preferably in a calm area like between Vetchies and North Pier) will also introduce a lot of good stuff.

    To introduce coralline algae you can take scrapings from other people's tanks. Try to get a variety of species from different tanks for the best look.
     
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