LifeRock Original (40lbs)
Created from real ancient marine rocks, Life Rocks are a natural biological filter that works to denitrify any closed marine environment and keep the water clean and stable. They are environmentally friendly and help to mature your aquarium in no time at all.
- Made from real aragonitic base rock.
- Deep micro- and macrostructures.
- Help aquariums to mature quickly.
- Infused with dormant bacteria.
- Environmental friendly live rock.
Made from real aragonite base rock, Life Rocks are sourced from fossil reef sections that have dried out naturally, meaning that no two pieces are the same. Once harvested, they are coloured with special pigments to simulate the appearance of live rock encrusted in coralline algae and to match any underwater landscape.
In comparison to manmade and sculptured rocks, Life Rocks contain a network of deep micro- and macro-structures that replicate the exact conditions found in a natural marine environment. This extensive surface area allows essential denitrifying bacteria to thrive, which creates a cleaner aquarium with consistent water parameters.
Life Rocks help to build up a thriving colony of micro-flora and micro-fauna and create a mature marine environment much quicker than artificial methods or other products. This keeps tank maintenance, nitrogen cycle fluctuations and the risk of disease for marine life to a minimum.
LifeRock begins as a sunlit piece of Pleistocene era seafloor thriving with living creatures. Over the next 100 millennia and the retreat of the ocean, this ancient piece of seafloor, now well inland, has formed a pure, aragonite-bearing rock.
This clean base rock is 97% calcium carbonate with minor and trace elements such as strontium, magnesium, and barium. This base has an amazing 50% void space which will provide residence for billions of water-purifying bacteria. LifeRock™ is infused with bacteria using AragAlive™ technology which results in a reduction of traditional cycling times. Each piece of LifeRock™ has multiple engineered aragonite coatings that not only maintain the extensive macro-and micro- porosity but yield the soft muted colors of a living reef.
Life Rocks are pre-infused with bacteria that lay dormant until the rocks are placed in the aquarium, which allows for dry transportation and storage. Once activated, the bacteria work to bring the ammonia levels in the water down to zero. The result is a living, breathing reef that creates the perfect microclimate for marine life.
Available in a range of shapes and sizes, Life Rocks meet all your aquascaping needs. Life Rock Original, for example, is a versatile product that can be placed or stacked in simple and complex configurations for outstanding biological filtration. Shelf Rock enables you to create spectacular caves and ledges, while Belize Branches mimic the look of stony reefs. The XL Arch, Shapes, Mega Arch and Mega Cave are perfect for creating decorative and functional landscapes in larger aquariums. Life Rocks can even be broken up and added to a refugium, sump or overflow for extra filtration.
All rock can be fragile. Some breakage can be expected while shipping heavy items like this. We make every effort to open, inspect and securely pack each box before it's leaves us. We have no control how the carriers handle it and some may break during shipping. Unfortunately, this is not covered by insurance so we are unable to replace broken pieces.
LifeRock is a superior rock of true marine origin without hitchhikers, organics, or algae. No curing is required. With LifeRock you will get the look of an established reef from Day 1.