Benefits of Live Rock in the Reef Aquarium

Benefits of Live Rock in the Reef Aquarium

In a reef aquarium, live rock is the foundation of your ecosystem. It plays an important role in the nitrogen cycle and it houses micro-life that can help to keep your tank clean and livable for its inhabitants.

Live rock is made up of minerals and fossilized coral skeletons.

Live rock is a great source of minerals and trace elements to your aquarium. The most important mineral in live rock is calcium, which contributes to the formation of coral skeletons. Live rock also contains magnesium, iodine, and other trace elements required for proper coral growth. In addition to providing these essential minerals, live rock provides food for corals by providing a habitat for small invertebrates such as amphipods (crustaceans) and copepods (not crustaceans). These tiny creatures can then be consumed by larger marine life like snails or fish that are looking for an easy meal.

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Airlines Shipping Information

Airlines Shipping Information

When having large orders or heavy items shipped, Airlines Shipping is the preferred method. There are many reasons for this, but primarily they are Speed and Price.  
For example, if you are shipping a box of  Live Rock from our location in Florida to Chicago, we can drop the package off at 7:30am and you are able to pick it up at Midway Airport by 11:30am for roughly the same cost it would have been to ship the exact same package via UPS Ground and that would have taken 4 days to be delivered. 
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Bumble Bee Snail

Bumble Bee Snail

Bumble Bee Snail Engina mendicaria The Bumble Bee Snail is a tiny beautifully striped snail that sports striking black and yellow perpendicular to the length of the shell. The Bumble Bee Snail is found in the shallow
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Halloween Hermit Crab

Halloween Hermit Crab

Halloween Hermit Crab

Ciliopagurus strigatus

The Halloween Hermit Crab also known as the Striped Hermit Crab or Orange Legged Hermit Crab. It has a bright orange body with red banding. With its unmistakably attractive appearance and the propensity to consume nuisance algae such as green hair and cyanobacteria it is a desired addition to many marine aquariums.

The Halloween Hermit crab is found in the waters of the Indo-Pacific including the Red Sea and Hawaii. They are normally found in shallow coastal waters in sandy areas and not necessarily on the reef itself. This makes the Halloween Hermit Crab an excellent occupant to keep the sandy substrate aerated in a home aquarium.
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