Real Reef Live Rock is is very light, in many natural shades of purple, pink and red, porous and full of holes and crevices
. Made of the same mineral building blocks as coral skeleton live rock, without the environmental damage to the World's Coral reefs.
Real Reef is composed of several different types of mineral aggregates. Some are very similar to high end media used in modern Calcium Reactor dosing systems. Real Reef Rock is high in
Calcium Carbonate, with amounts in the 82-85% range. Unlike coral skeleton which is primarily Calcium Carbonate, Real Reef Live Rock contains a variety of essential
trace elements and minerals. This remaining 15-18% consists of minerals and trace elements such as: Magnesium, Strontium and Iron.
It takes over 13 steps to manufacturer Real Reef Rock and every piece is unique and different, but not ugly!
No two pieces are the same, just like Mother Nature! Real Reefs multiple ingredients are bonded together with natural calcium based binders; the process used does not use
any chemicals or synthetic epoxies or glue. It is through this labor intensive proprietary Patent Pending process that makes Real Reef mimic some of the best
coral Live Rock shapes the aquarium industry has seen.
Real Reef's beautiful shades of Purple, Pink and Red come from a water based non-toxic natural pigment.
Their proprietary pigments are injected and applied through several techniques and processes. Once the Real Reef Rocks are created, they go through a pre grow-out preparation.
This pre grow-out freshwater curing process lasts for a minimum of 12 weeks. Once the rock has completed the curing process, it is then transferred to saltwater grow-out for a minimum of 12-16 weeks.
Their marine grow-out facility consists of large 3,000 and 10,000 gallon fiberglass raceways in climate controlled greenhouses. It is in these filtered closed system
raceways that Real Reef Rock becomes a biologically active aquarium live rock. From the grow-out raceway systems Real Reef Rock is prepared, packed and shipped to distributors and retailers worldwide.
Finally when Aquarium Creations receives our Real Reef Rock shipment it is placed into our own 750 gallon biologically stable raceway system. We use one of our live rock raceway systems EXCLUSIVELY for the Real Reef Rock we carry in stock. Therefore there is absolutely no possibility of cross contamination. A raceway system is a long saltwater tank that has water entering top and bottom on one side and exiting on the other side also on the top and on the top and the bottom of the rock. When rock is in a raceway system the saltwater is able to constantly flow both above and below the Real Reef Rock. This puts Aquarium Creations Real Reef Rock steps ahead of the other Real Reef Rock Suppliers. Real Reef Rock purchased from Aquarium Creations will then be delivered to you still damp, full of biological bacterial life. With an active biological you will save time establishing your aquarium's biological.
Simply Stated Here's all the Facts:
"Real Reef" Rock is an artificial man-made live rock alternative that replicates the look, feel and function of coralline encrusted coral skeleton live rock.
"Real Reef" Rock is the 100% natural eco friendly Live Rock alternative for the consumer, made and grown in the U.S.A product
that consistently looks better than any wild or ocean cultured Live Rock.
"Real Reef" Rock is fully cured and totally reef aquarium safe, we have used this rock at our facility for over 5 years
now with no problems and use it in our personal tanks and recommend this rock to anyone starting a reef aquarium or Fish Only aquarium.
"Real Reef" Rock is made of the same building blocks which wild coral and living reef rock are composed of.
"Real Reef" Rock is grown in greenhouses to become a clean biologically active rock, without nuisance pests and hitch hikers commonly found on wild rock.
"Real Reef" Rock is grown in closed systems, which avoids additional environmental impact to the ocean environment via mariculture or ocean farming.
"Real Reef" Rock is is very light, porous and full of holes and crevices.
"Real Reef" Rock is three dimensional in shape and comes in many natural shades of purple, pink and red.
"Real Reef" Rock ends the need to wait out the long process of live rock death to subside, AKA curing time.
"Real Reef" Rock is great for Marine Reef and Fish only aquariums. Not suggested for Freshwater, as it holds a high stable pH.
Real Reef Live Rock's Shapes and Variety
Only "Real Reef" brings you the realistic shapes and variety needed to make your perfect aquascape.
Real Reef Live Rock is is very light, in many natural shades of purple, pink and red, porous and full of holes and crevices.
Smart start your aquarium without the issues associated with wild or ocean farmed live rock.
"Real Reef" Live Rock will arrive with sizes between 7 and 10 inches.
We recommend between 1 to 2 pounds per gallon for a beautifully aquascaped aquarium.