Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

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Hi to all,I have a 250l aquarium with two by 9 inch oscars and two plecos in.Recently I was on a web site getting info on live rocks.Therfor I have a question to make and I'm not sure if it is a good one or not.Can I introduce live rock to a fresh water aquarium.Reason for this is that I have a high nitrate reading and I would like to have some anaerobic bacteria in it.Recently I have build a diy denitrifing filter but this was a few days ago and I was tought that it takes around four to six weeks to see any results.Regards to all.
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

you can keep live rock in freshwater, however the rock will slowly be disolved by the lower pH of the fresh water. this means the water hardness and pH of yr tank will increase, this will be ok for some cichlids but is not suitable of other fish species. hope this helps

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askhammatt replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

by the way, welcome to the site!!

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niksu replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

Yes you have answered my question, so in other words it is not very reliable to do such thing.I guess I have to wait for my new filter to see if it works
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

probably the best bet my friend!

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niksu replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

ok thanks Matt hi to you to
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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

matt,s got you covered ..........hello and welcome to the site
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

niksu wrote:

Yes you have answered my question, so in other words it is not very reliable to do such thing.I guess I have to wait for my new filter to see if it works

the best and sure way without compromising the water parameters.

is there fresh water live rocks? i come to believe that live rocks is a form
or corals in salt water.
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niksu replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

Hello to everybody.I thought that it was something related to marine life but I wanted to make sure.
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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Live rock to a fresh water aquarium

okey then.... if it is a coral, it will alter the pH of your tank
if newly introduce. once stabilized, it will be as normal as other rocks
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