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Post Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:20 am
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Hi and sorry for my ignorance, but I'm a freshwater guy who recently picked up a bunch of equipment and along with it came a fair amount of what I guess was live rock, but being dry is, of course, no longer alive.

I want to pass this along to someone else, but don't know what reef guys would call something like that. Is it possible to recolonize this by putting it in with live rock in good conditions, or what other use does it have?

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Andy

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Post Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:37 pm
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You can call it 'dry rock'. Reef guys will know what you are talking about. Dry, used rock usually goes for 2 bucks a pound or so, unless its a specific type - tonga branches, pukani, or unused BRS reef saver or something like that.

It can be "recolonized" easily enough by cycling it, just like you'd cycle a new freshwater tank - which is what someone will buy it from you for. :)

Post Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:41 pm
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That's very helpful. Thanks a lot.


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