New live rock.


New member
I am still working on setting up my first reef tank, and I have completed the stage of adding the live is where I'm at so far.

I have a 125 gallon aquarium, with a 30 gallon sump...I have added 100lbs of live sand and 125 lbs of live rock last weekend.

A few pieces have some minor growth, but my question is approx how long untill I see some serious growth on the rocks...and is there anything I can do to speed up this cycle?



Team RC
I woudn't say speed it up, but if you keep your alk/calcium in check the growth will definitely come. Just give it some time. Post some pics please!


New member
I used about 20 lbs. live rock with about 100 lbs. base rock, and now at about 3 months it is getting some nice coraline growth, just give it time or pay the big bucks.