Dry Live Rock
Whether you are starting up a new tank or adding more rock to an established tank, this dry live rock is a critical component for aquascaping as well as providing a habitat for beneficial nitrifying bacteria such as Fritz TurboStart 900 and live copepods such as 5280 Pods. Start your aquarium the right way, without pests and parasites, and you will likely save money and be spared the pain and agony of unwanted hitchhikers.
How long does it take to cycle dry rock?
You can cycle your dry rock with FritzZyme Turbo Start 900 in as little as 5 days.
How much Dry Live Rock do I need?
We recommend 3/4 to 1.5 lb per gallon of display tank. We always recommend you purchase slightly more than you need. Extra live rock can also broken into smaller pieces and placed in a sump or refugium.
Can I get pests and parasites from this rock?
Unlike rock taken from the ocean, we offer a 100% guaranteed that this rock is parasite free.
Do I need to cure this dry live rock?
No, you do not need to cure this product.
How do you ship this product?
We ship this item with Ground Service. If you choose upgraded shipping, it will delay your order and may result in cancellation.
How is this rock sourced?
This rock is extracted in an environmentally responsible manner: from an ancient, dried up inland reef. We will not carry any rock that has been mined from a living reef.
Do you offer refunds?
Due to the slim margins on this product, we can not issue refunds or replacements on this rock.
Emerald Green (verified owner) –
I know, I know… It’s not technically “live” rock!
However, I decided to get this rock instead of actual live rock from my local fish store because I was very tired of dealing with unwanted and unsightly pests that came with the live rock. The rocks came in various sizes and have a very nice shape to them. They definitely look a lot better than any of the base rock I could find locally either. Sure, they will take a little while to turn into actual live rock, but I think it is definitely worth the wait!
Matthew Schembri (verified owner) –
I will write a review since this website lacks reviews for their dry rock.
-First off, the price is well below competition at $2.25 per pound. If you are a veteran, nurse, or similar, you get an extra 15% off, which is generous and great.
-In terms of the dry rock, I ordered 100 pounds and asked for 3-4 large pieces, some medium sized pieces, and a variety of smaller (6-10 inch) pieces to aquascape. I got exactly that and there was minimal breakage during shipment (I maybe had 2-3 pounds of breakage, which is actually good so I can use them as fillers as I aquascape). The dry rock is extremely porous (which you want for critters and whatnot as well as more water filtration), “dry,” and connects very well with each other for easy aquascaping.
I highly recommend getting the rock from here as its exactly what I wanted and the price beats competition. If I could upload pictures I would; however, the website does not have that capability.