All live rock ships for FREE via FedEx 2Day.
Customers must place Live Rock orders separately from livestock orders.
If you accidentally order Live Rock & Livestock together we will contact you with any additional shipping charges.
We sell this rock AS IS and do not cure it ourselves. We simply receive our shipment and then forward it on to you via FedEx 2Day. Each box comes with rocks of various sizes - most rocks are from 3"-11". You will find 1-2 lbs. of small "rubble rock" in the bottom of each box. Rubble rock can serve as natural frag stones that you can mount corals to before mounting the coral into your aquarium.
Base rock: Fiji Premium live rock makes a great base rock and will help to filter your water just as well as more expensive live rock. We often use Fiji Premium as base rock and top it off with Indonesian live rock to add a more unique shape to the aquascape. We are happy to hand select you Indonesian live rock to accent your Fiji Premium live rock.
Pre-cured: Pre-cured live rock is available at a lower cost due to reduced handling time. Premium Fiji Live Rock is pre-cured in Fiji for 1 week by placing it on shelves and spraying it with saltwater. This method of pre-curing helps to eliminate undesirable critters such as mantis shrimp and bristle worms.
Debris: Significant additional die-off will occur during shipping therefore it is imperative that you fully cure this live rock for a period of 2-4 weeks. The water in your the live rock curing bin should be clear and Nitrates should be below 30 ppm before you add the new rock to your display tank.
New Aquarium: If setting up a new aquarium you may rinse your pre-cured live rock in a bucket of saltwater and place it directly into the display tank. It will help to cycle the aquarium as it cures. Do not place uncured rock into an aquarium with fish or coral.
Water Chemistry: When you maintain proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) you will begin to see beautiful coralline algae encrusting over your live rock. It can take a year or more for your rocks to become fully encrusted in coralline algae. If these conditions are not maintained, any existing coralline algae will eventually lose its color.
Dosing: Vivid Aquariums uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant. A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg. Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosings per week to 70 automatic dosings per week and we got a lot more work done.