If setting up a new aquarium you may rinse your pre-cured live rock in a bucket of saltwater and place it directly into the display tank. It will help to cycle the aquarium as it cures. Do not place uncured rock into an aquarium with fish or coral.
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When you maintain proper calcium (420-440 ppm), alkalinity (8-9.5 dkh) , and magnesium levels (1260-1350 ppm) you will begin to see beautiful coralline algae encrusting over your live rock. It can take a year or more for your rocks to become fully encrusted in coralline algae. If these conditions are not maintained, any existing coraline algae will eventually lose its color.
Vivid Aquariums uses and recommends dosing pumps to automate the dosing of additives and keep your levels more constant. A dosing pump can alleviate the chore of manually dosing your aquarium with Ca, Alk, & Mg 2,3, or 4 times per week and will benefit your aquarium by keeping your levels constant through frequent small additions of Ca, Alk, & Mg. Our tanks all progressed when we switched from 3 manual dosings per week to 70 automatic dosings per week and we got a lot more work done.