Islands first emerged 70 million years ago when volcanic cores
erupted at presently extinct hotspots south of the equator. Around 40 million years
ago, while the Pacific plate continued to move in a northwesterly
direction, the volcanoes began to subside. The islands were initially
high, volcanic islands, but over the course of the ensuing 40
million years, they slowly sank back into the ocean from which
they came, propelled by their own weight. Microscopic organisms
called polyps, which thrive in warm waters with high salinity,
salvaged the remaining rim of what was once a volcano. With the
aid of botanical seeds transported by birds and ocean currents,
small islets capable of sustaining life had taken form 3000 years
ago. These islets formed circular rings encircling sheltered
lagoons, namely the beautiful atolls seen today in the Marshall
Islands. It is in this geographic region, the Marshall Islands,
where the finest live rock in the world originates. With its
ancient stony coral structure and outstanding color, Marshall
rock is preferred by many aquarists. Having more than dense bricks
to work with, the shape of the rocks allows the aquarist to aquascape
a dramatic display.
Marshall rock is less dense than other Pacific rock and makes
an outstanding filter. Given the porous nature of Marshall rock,
fewer pounds are needed to aquascape any given area.
your reef tank, it is acceptable to combine a few different islands
may also alter the sizes and shape of your live rock with a hammer
and chisel. This will not damage the integrity of the rock, nor
it's inhabitants. Please be careful to wear eye protection if
you are chiseling live rock.
You pay only
for the weight of the live rock, not the weight of the packaging.
some other online dealers, Aquatic Connection Live does not count
the box and all packaging materials as part of the live rock
weight ordered. All orders are handpicked , then hand packaged,
first wrapped in plastic and paper for cushioning, then we pack
all orders in a styrofoam container and styro foamies for extra
is easy to maintain in either a reef or fish only aquarium, and
makes an excellent addition for both the beginner or experienced
rock requires moderate lighting and moderate water movement,
along with the addition of calcium, strontium, iodine, and trace
Adding Live Rock to a tank who already has fish or coral in it
our live rock has been treated ,cleaned, and pre-cured, it is
imperative to do a final cure of any live rock
from any supplier, upon receipt, before it is placed in the display
aquarium that contains fish, coral, or inverts.
All Live Rock
Guaranteed to be handpicked and packaged!!
You choose what size live rock we ship you: available in Medium,
Large, and Show size.