IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT DRY ROCK
WE WILL NOT SELL LACE TYPE DRY ROCK THAT HAS A ZILLION CRITTER HOLES. IT IS NOT WHAT YOU NEED
Holes, Crack and Crevices for critters good or bad? Everyone asks so here is the logic. Look at pictures of rock with a million tiny holes. Who goes in there? What is the benefit? If you go in the ocean and look at the reefs, you do not see reefs with a million tiny holes. They are useless. You want your marine life outside of the rock and living off of the growth of Real Live Rock. Plant life does not grow in these holes. Instead, algae and waste products grow and accumulate inside of the all those tiny holes. This type rock is an absolute detriment to your aquarium. It is very difficult or almost impossible to clean if you ever have to. Algae and waste inside of all those holes will increase the need to clean the tank on a regular basis with algae or ammonia levels easily growing out of control. Most of your fish cannot fit in these holes anyway. They are too small for most fish and who wants their fish hiding in holes.
Offshore reefs have texture on the outside. Your objective is life on the outside of the rocks. There are plenty of pass through holes created by the stacking of the rock and the appearance of your aquarium is superior. Our rock has the right texture, various shapes, stacks easily and will not create a situation with too much algae. It’s amazing how quickly the problem algae will grow back once out of control.
Remember too many holes = too much algae and water changes.
What your organisms need are some hiding places and also flat areas for anemones and corals. A zillion holes in what they called Deco Rock or Lace Rock makes for an interesting advertisement but it is a bad choice.