This Premium Fiji Live Rock is "pre-cured" in Fiji for 1 week by placing it on shelves and spraying it with saltwater. This method of pre-curing helps to eliminate undesireable critters such as mantis shrimp and bristle worms.
We sell this rock AS IS and do not cure it ourselves. We simply recieve our shipment and then forward it on to you via FedEx 2Day. You must cure this rock yourself for a period of 2-3 weeks before placing it in your display aquarium. If setting up a new aquarium you may place it directly into the aquarium. It will help to cycle the aquarium as it cures. Do not place uncured rock into an aquarium with fish or coral.
For information on how to cure and set live rock please see Curing and Setting Live Rock under our Aquarium Help Index.
Each box comes with rocks of various sizes- most rocks are from 3"-11". You will find 1-2 lbs. of small "rubble rock" in the bottom of each box. Although these are not very useful in aquascaping they can be placed in the sump for added biological filtration.
One issue we must note regards Coraline encrusted live rock that is often offered for sale. Please be aware that most freshly imported live rock will arrive in the U.S. with beautiful purple, pink, and green coraline algae covering it. Unfortunately the majority of this brillantly colored algae will not survive the curing process. The rock may arrive at your door with beautiful colors, but when you pull it out of your curing bin you will find that it has lost much of its color. When provided with good water quality, lighting, and especially proper calcium levels of 400-450 ppm beautiful Coraline Algae will grow and eventually cover any live rock. Therefore we recommend buying live rock based on the unique shape of a specific type of rock and on price- rather than paying extra for Coraline encrusted rock which will not retain its color long enough for you to enjoy it.
SHIPPING: Live rock 2-day delivery ships for about $2.23/lb to New York and about $0.67/lb to California, and somewhere in between everywhere else. We charge actual shipping costs and do not make any money off shipping.