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Drs. Foster & Smith's Nano Live Rock is a mixture of live rock originating from the South Pacific and Indonesia, which have been chosen specifically for their interesting shapes and small sizes that are ideal for a Nano Reef Aquarium. You can expect sizes ranging between 3" and 5" when purchasing the Nano Live Rock. Not only will the smaller rocks of different shapes afford you to aquascape your nano reef with ease, it is also more bio-diverse incorporating live rock from different parts of the ocean. After several months in your aquarium, under proper lighting and adequate water conditions, the diversity of life and incredible colors and shapes of coralline algae will amaze you.
This box of Nano Live Rock was developed especially for the Nano Cube, but will also accommodate other small aquariums from 8 to 16 gallons in size. The quantity and diversity of rock included will allow you to create a beautiful aquascape, with many open holes and crevices, for marine life to hide.
This rock is "pre-cured" and is maintained fully submerged in filtered holding systems, and is shipped moist to reduce any die-off. This will greatly reduce curing time and will provide a stable environment for fish, invertebrates and corals in a matter of weeks. Because the rock originates from different parts of Indo and the South Pacific Ocean, more biodiversity will be found within this collection of rock. A diversity of life forms such as plants, worms, sponges, starfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and occasionally even hard or soft corals are often present with these types of rock.
Live Rock is easy to maintain in the aquarium, and makes an excellent candidate for the beginner or the expert aquarist. This type of rock requires moderate lighting, and moderate water movement, along with the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, and trace elements.
It is imperative to cure the rock again upon receipt, before it is placed in the display aquarium that contains fish, coral, or inverts.
Please refer to our Live Rock/Sand Acclimation Guide to ensure a successful introduction to your tank.