Starter Aquacultured Live Rock – Free Shipping

(5 customer reviews)


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This is aquacultured live rock is the same live rock that we use for our premium live rock and it just has a few specs of coraline algae on it.  Aquacultured starter rock is a good way to set up your basic system with out spending a lot of money.  Most people build the main framework of their system with starter rock, and dress up the outside with live rock.  The starter rock lacks the high coralline algae coverage found in our live rock, but still has some color and is loaded with the bacterial fauna you’re looking for to get that system jump-started.

The rock we use is an extremely porous type of limestone called “Miami Oolite”, which is very high in aragonite.  We don’t buy machine-sorted rock, so we don’t boast of having millions of pounds of rock in the water, but what we do have is very high quality.

If you’re looking for quality live rock, we have the oldest offshore live rock aquaculture site in The Florida Keys, and its unique location results in some spectacular live rock.  We hand select every rock that goes in the water, and leave them on the bottom for at least two years until they are ready to be harvested.

We are shipping this rock via overnight shipping. The starter aquacultured live rock will still require curing like every rock that went through the shipping process. We don’t guarantee live arrival of any hitchhikers.

This rock will have cherry looking side which is portrait in the pictures the opposite side normally looks rather plain. We make sure to grow the nicest looking side first. Coral algae comes in a variety of colors from pink, purple to orange.

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5 reviews for Starter Aquacultured Live Rock – Free Shipping

  1. steve.erekson (verified owner)

    For what I paid I feel this was a really great value. The rock had probably 75% or more coralline coverage on it and I got a few nice hitchhikers as well including a little swimming crab, pencil urchin, and serpent star.

  2. Matt Dowdney (verified owner)

    I ordered 30lbs, and am so happy I picked KP Aquatics. I wasn’t expecting much thinking it would be more of a base rock, and I’ll buy the nicer rock in a month or so. I opened up my box and man, purple, orange, yellow, red… you name it. There’s a little orange sea squirt, 4 little bristle stars, and that’s all within the first 48 hours. The next couple weeks have a lot of potential. This by far exceeds anything I can find in Cincinnati, OH.

  3. Anand Rajamani

    AWESOME! All the live rock was fantastic, I ordered 35 lbs and got about 6 pieces, perfect for starting my aquarium. One piece, even though I ordered ground shipping, had feather dusters on it and was as good as the $10/lb from my pet store. These guys are fantastic!

  4. Zachary McKenzie

    This base rock is great. It doesn’t have all of the life found on their premium rock but did have a little coralline algae. For the price you can’t go wrong. Ken and Kara are great to work with.

  5. John Mauser

    Beautiful base rock, good amount of coraline algae covering. This rock is better than the the supposed “live rock” that sells for $8/lb at the local shops. Buy from Ken, I’ve dealt with him many times and he has never disappointed.

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