Wormrock

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  1. Mtfitzg

    Mtfitzg Plankton

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    Is wormrock the same as liverock, meaning can it be used to hold corals?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Does this work originate from a salt water environment?

    Are we talking "worm rock" as in rock made up of the calcareous skeletons of marine worms?

    I suppose it would also depend on were the rock was harvested. For example is it directly from a marine environment that is currently underwater or was under water a long time ago.

    I would be hesitant to use rock from an area that has long since been dry.
     
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    Do you mean worm rock, as in it's full of feather duster worms?

    I know I've seen worm rocks for sale, and that's what they are.
     
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    The wormrock i am talking about is from the east coast of Florida, it is calcified sand and coral that is compressed into rock over time. It is full of holes from marine worms. I got it from the beaches after storms broke off pieces and washed them ashore
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chances are this it's probably fine, but I would not take that chance.

    Who knows what type of run off chemicals it was exposed to.

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    Thanks for the input. I will move it out and into my 55 and use live rock to start the coral. It is really cool rock and has been in both my tanks for years, probably 5-6 both fish vs. Corals, they are more sensitive right?

    Thanks for the welcome as well. Love to read thru everything and learn more every day.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool.

    Put up some images when it all gets settled.

    Some soft corals are hard to kill ie: green star polyps (GSP), Kenya tree, some palys and xenia. Other corals like acorpora are more sensitive.

    Just start with cheap easy stuff and if there is an issue you will know before you pay for the more delicate corals.