Do clams live on rocks?
Tridacna clams are commonly available in the aquarium hobby in six different species. crocea, on the other hand, can both be found living on hard surfaces, and often secrete enzymes out of their large byssal opening in order to burrow into the rock. …
Does live sand have hitchhikers?
Hitchhikers come in on live rock, coral frags, live sand, pretty much any time you introduce something new into your tank, you have the chance of obtaining a helpful little critter.
What’s growing on my live rock?
Coralline algae takes up real estate on live rock and out-competes other nuisance algae like hair algae, green algae, diatoms, and mat algae. Most coralline algae species are epiphytic and have chemical defenses to fight off other nuisance algae from growing on it.
What can live in live rock?
Top 7 Live Rock Hitchhikers by Robert Farnsworth, MarineDepot.com Reef Squad
- Anemones. Arguably the most common (and most problematic) live rock hitchhikers are anemones.
- Bristle Worms.
Do saltwater tanks need live sand?
No, you don’t need to add live sand to your tank. In fact, many people don’t have sand in their tanks at all, preferring a bare bottom tank instead. All sand will become live sand in your tank, once it matures. Live sand can be much more expensive than dry sand.
Do we need sand to live?
No, live sand is not necessary. Really the only difference between using live sand in a bag and dry sand is time. Once the cycle is complete the beneficial bacteria will have colonized pretty much everything that is submerged in the tank.
Will Dead live rock come back to life?
The short answer is No, not all Live Rock needs to be cured. The more scientific approach is to place your new live rocks in a container of salt water for 12-24 hours then test for ammonia, if ammonia is high your rocks will need to be cured.
Does live sand really work?
Do saltwater tanks need sand?