overviewFiji Standard Rock is an ideal and affordable way to fill fish-only or reef aquarium with decorative live rock. Depending on the location of harvest this rock may be in boulder and oblong shapes, or fused branches of ancient Proites colonies, and is 40-70% covered in Coralline algae on the top or show side of each piece. A small amount of rubble may be present upon receipt of the box as this is normal and is a result of transportation. The rubble can help to seed new aquariums, or can be added to the refugium to establish hiding places for copepods and other micro-fauna.
Unlike most transshipped Fiji rock, our standard rock is re-hydrated in fresh synthetic seawater prior to shipping and carefully packaged in an insulated shipping box.
The recommended amount of Live Rock for an aquarium is 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 pounds per gallon. This amount will create a beautiful aquascape and add the biodiversity that many enthusiasts demand in their mini ecosystem. For aquascaping purposes, it is acceptable to alter the shapes and sizes of the rock with a hammer and chisel. This will not damage the integrity of the rock nor its inhabitants.
Fiji Standard Rock will benefit not only reef aquariums but also fish-only aquariums. Live rock will provide a natural food source for some fish, aid in the breakdown of waste produced by aquarium inhabitants, and create a foundation for live corals or decorations in a fish-only aquarium. Many beneficial life forms such as macroalgae, worms, micro sea stars, copepods, amphipods, and beneficial worms will appear after several months in the aquarium.
Fiji Standard Rock is easy to maintain and makes an excellent candidate for the beginner to 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.
Although this rock has been pre-cured, it is imperative to cure the rock again upon receipt, before it is placed in the display aquarium that contains fish, coral, or inverts since some normal die off will occur during transit.
Please refer to our Live Rock/Sand Acclimation Guide to ensure a successful introduction to your aquarium.