Nature's Ocean® Base Rock is 100% premium all natural aragonite rock covered with naturally formed holes and crevices which makes for some very interesting and unique shapes and is easy to stack when creating a base for growing live coral or as an addition to existing coral-based ecosystems. This porous characteristic provides a natural biological filter as well as a perfect environment for denitrifying marine bacteria to grow and flourish, which effectively reduces nitrates in your tank.
Nature's Ocean® Base Rock for culturing live rocks is the logical choice for aquarium hobbyists, whether you are in the business of coral farming or aquascaping, creating the optimal natural environment is key to growing and maintaining healthy corals. Nature's Ocean® Base Rock is deepwater soaked to prevent leeching and then cleaned and cured by a specific drying process to create an inert or "dead" rock free from organics with the exception of naturally occurring dust during transportation. Nature's Ocean® Coral Base Rock is 100% adaptable to existing systems because it is inert and WILL NOT cycle your tank. Another great benefit of dry or inert aragonite base rock is that it HAS NO BIOFILM, which tends to repel new cuttings and discourage algae reproduction.
Nature's Ocean® Base Rock is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 inches up to 8 inches, which can be arranged in a variety of aquarium decorations After a relatively short period of time, Nature's Ocean® Base Rock will begin to recruit life forms from existing live coral or live sand. You will begin to see a variety of marine life including Coralline and different invertebrates begin to colonize and reproduce on and within the rock.
To speed up the colonization process, Bio-activ Live Sand or substrate, which contain millions of live bacteria, can be used in conjunction with NutriSeawater® in order to assure optimal results in establishing a healthy reef system.
One distinct advantage of using Nature's Ocean® Base Rock over most live rocks is that you are virtually assured of starting out with dry cured rocks that are free of pests and nuisance algae that can retard beneficial algae propagation. Using live rocks will be more expensive than dry or inert rocks and run the risk of introducing pest bacteria to an established system.
Culturing Live Rocks from Base Rock:
Nature's Ocean® Base Rock for culturing live rocks is a very eco-friendly alternative to using live rock, which is often harvested from live coral reefs disrupting the food chain and natural habitat of marine animals. Live coral reefs can be cultured or grown from coral base rock by placing live coral fragments or cuttings in or around coral base aquarium rock. A similar process of culturing live coral is by "seeding" the coral base aquarium rock with live substrates or live sand which contains small live coral fragments and tiny marine animals that can flourish within the pockets cavities of the base rock. Nature's Ocean® Base Rock can also be used for Aquarium Decorations and Terrariums.