overviewFancy Fused Live Rock is an "uncured" semi-dense rock available in full box lots weighing 30 pounds. The average length of each rock in a box varies between 8 and 18 inches. The Fancy Fused Live Rock is a variety from the South Pacific that is well covered in green, purple, red, and yellow coralline algae. The Fancy Fused Live Rock is an attractive variety of live rock that helps add interesting texture, color, and structure to enhance any marine aquarium.
The recommended amount of Fancy Fused Live Rock for an aquarium is 1 to 1-3/4 pounds per gallon. This amount will create a beautiful aquascape with many open holes and crevices for marine life to hide. Many reef enthusiasts that wish to provide ample room for circulation behind the reefscape use Fancy Fused Live Rock. This is possible due to the long slender pieces of rock. Many hobbyists use Fancy Branch Rock to add vertical dimension by stacking the pieces upright from the foundation of the rockwork in the aquarium.
Because the rock is uncured, greater biodiversity can be found on the Fancy Fused Live Rock. A diversity of life forms such as plants, worms, sponges, starfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and occasionally even hard or soft corals may be present with this type of rock. Fancy Branch Rock is beneficial for both reef aquariums and 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.
Fancy Fused 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 Fancy Fused Live Rock again upon receipt, before it is placed in the display aquarium that contains fish, coral, or invertebrates.
Please refer to our Live Rock/Sand Acclimation Guide to ensure a successful introduction to your aquarium.
Orders of this style of rock may take up to one week to fill.