Dry Live Rock

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Dry live rock provides an excellent habitat for live copepods including those found in our 5280 Pods blend. Start your aquarium the right way, without pests and parasites, and you will likely save money and be spared the pain and agony of unwanted hitchhikers. Use Fritz TurboStart 900 and an ammonia source and you can cycle this product into live rock in as little as 5 days.

In your order, you will receive a variety of sizes of rocks. If you make a comment in the order notes, we will try our best to customize your order.

Due to variations within rock pieces, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

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Our Guarantee

We take the worry out of buying Live Copepods, Phytoplankton, Inverts, and Captive Bred Fish online by going above and beyond to take care of our customers. That’s why we guarantee every order we ship will be 100% Alive On Arrival or we will replace it free of charge. Booya. We’ll even cover the shipping on the replacement no matter which service you choose. Double Booya.

About our policy: When your order arrives, be sure and inspect the contents to ensure everything is looking alive and well before you add them to your tank or put them in the fridge. We’ll give you 12 hours after delivery to make sure you are completely satisfied.

“We will take care of you and make it right”

If for any reason you decide something isn’t quite ultra grade, simply snap a photo of the unopened item(s) you would like replaced. Be sure to get the expiration date on the back label in the photo. After that, visit www.algaebarn.com/claims and submit the form. We’ll review the photo and have a replacement out to you faster than a six-line wrasse at feeding time.

Captive Bred Fish: We guarantee every Live Fish we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival and we also offer a 7-day health guarantee on all Live Captive Bred Fish. In the event that your fish arrives DOA (Dead On Arrival), simply take a photo of the fish in the unopened bag/jar within 2 hours after delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. If the fish is DOA, we will offer you a choice of either a full refund or a free replacement, including the shipping cost. If the fish expires from natural causes (this does not include being killed by tank mates, jumping out of the aquarium, being acclimated to the wrong environment, not being fed the recommended foods) within 7 days after delivery, just provide a picture of the expired fish and we will offer you a free replacement, however, you must pay for shipping, or a refund, less the shipping cost. We can offer this industry leading guarantee on all of our live fish because Captive Bred fish are generally healthier and hardier than their wild-caught counterparts!

Invertebrates: We guarantee every invertebrate (Invert) we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival. In the event that your inverts arrive DOA, simply take photos of the DOA items within 2 hours of delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. We will review the photos and issue store credit for any DOA Inverts!

Once your replacement order is processed, we’ll send you a brand new tracking number automatically. Thats it, pretty simple right?

So start giving your tank the love it deserves and order with confidence knowing that AlgaeBarn has your back.

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Dry Live Rock

Whether you are starting up a new tank or adding more rock to an established tank, this dry live rock is a critical component for aquascaping as well as providing a habitat for beneficial nitrifying bacteria such as Fritz TurboStart 900 and live copepods such as 5280 Pods. Start your aquarium the right way, without pests and parasites, and you will likely save money and be spared the pain and agony of unwanted hitchhikers.

How long does it take to cycle dry rock?

You can cycle your dry rock with FritzZyme Turbo Start 900 in as little as 5 days.

How much Dry Live Rock do I need?

We recommend 3/4 to 1.5 lb per gallon of display tank. We always recommend you purchase slightly more than you need. Extra live rock can also broken into smaller pieces and placed in a sump or refugium.

Can I get pests and parasites from this rock?

Unlike rock taken from the ocean, we offer a 100% guaranteed that this rock is parasite free.

Do I need to cure this dry live rock?

No, you do not need to cure this product.

How do you ship this product?

We ship this item with UPS Ground.

How is this rock sourced?

This rock is extracted in an environmentally responsible manner: from an ancient, dried up inland reef. We will not carry any rock that mined from a living reef.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the slim margins on this product, we can not issue refunds or replacements on this rock.





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25 lbs, 50 lbs, 100 lbs

1 review for Dry Live Rock

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I know, I know… It’s not technically “live” rock!

    However, I decided to get this rock instead of actual live rock from my local fish store because I was very tired of dealing with unwanted and unsightly pests that came with the live rock. The rocks came in various sizes and have a very nice shape to them. They definitely look a lot better than any of the base rock I could find locally either. Sure, they will take a little while to turn into actual live rock, but I think it is definitely worth the wait!

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