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    Do I have to buy the dry rock from the store of can any rock be used to become live rock?? I didn't know if it had to be a special type
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    Yes, it need to be a special type of rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachfraley
    Yes, it need to be a special type of rock.
    Thats what I fig but it didnt hurt to ask
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    By special, he means porus and bumpy, just look for dry rock that resembles LR and it'll work. Just not flat, smooth, round, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AABatteries
    By special, he means porus and bumpy, just look for dry rock that resembles LR and it'll work. Just not flat, smooth, round, etc.
    So I can go over to my lake and look for any type of rock as long as it has a lot of holes and rough looking....
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    a LOT of holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyPox
    a LOT of holes.
    lol just take a drill and put a lot of holes in it
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    To start with you need actual live rock. To supplement it you can use dry rock. Feller Stone makes what they call 'antique coral' which is a great option. I would not use any other types of rock, only what is meant to reef aquariums.
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    And don't use lava rock, I forget exactly what it does, but I think I remember reading somewhere it can screw up your pH or something.

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    yup, lava rock is acidic and therefore decreases your pH

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