* Please note: Real Reef Live Rock is shipped once per week on Tuesdays (for delivery on Thursdays). Orders must be received by Friday at 3pm PST prior to ship date or they will be shipped the following week
Why Real Reef?
Real Reef is a 100% coral reef eco-friendly product made and farmed in the U.S.A. This green product is made from natural materials, with the same building blocks as wild coral skeleton live rock. Real Reef Rock allows the aquarist a natural realistic alternative to wild live rock, without destroying the coral reef habitat. Get all the benefits of wild live rock and more without compromising the future of our hobby and the coral reef habitat.
Real Reef is some of the most beautiful live rock the hobby has ever seen. Whether in a reef or fish only aquarium, Real Reef stays purple dead or alive. The product is pigmented with non-toxic colors to duplicate the most beautiful encrusting coralline algae mother-nature has produced.
Real Reef`s various shades of purple, pink and red allow for the aquarist to have the coralline encrusted reef or fish aquarium they always dreamed overnight. Not only does it look incredible, but functions better than it`s wild counterpart as a natural filter, trace element, calcium and alkalinity provider.
Real Reef Rock is a made of 100% natural marine friendly ingredients. Its components are made of the same building blocks which wild coral and living reef rock are composed of. The ingredients are not taken from the ocean and as a result there is zero environmental impact to the world`s coral reefs or marine habitat. Our product is also grown here in the U.S. in closed systems, which also avoids additional environmental impact to the ocean environment via mariculture or ocean farming.
The end result is a 100% natural eco friendly Live Rock alternative for the consumer, made and grown in the U.S.A product that consistently looks better than any of its wild or ocean cultured counterparts.
In addition to its great looks and its eco-friendliness, Real Reef Rock is very light, porous and full of holes and crevices. It is three dimensional in shape and comes in many natural shades of purple, pink and red. It replicates the look, feel and function of coralline encrusted coral skeleton rock. It’s made from all natural reef eco friendly materials and grown in greenhouses to become a bio-active rock, without the nuisance pests and hitch hikers commonly found on wild rock. This rock is great for Marine Reef and Fish only aquariums. Not suggested for Freshwater, as it holds a high stable pH.
Real Reef Shelf Rock mimics the shelf or slab rock that use to be imported from the Kingdom of Tonga for many years, before getting banned for destructive collection practices. Many have try tried to ship similar wild products from countries like Indonesia of Fiji, but fell short of the beauty and table top shape of the Tonga Shelf Live Rock.
The Real Reef Team used Tonga Shelf as model to replicate and the results are so similar to the old Tonga Shelf that most think it is the real thing! If you always liked the look of true Tonga Shelf, without the environmental reef impact, than this is the rock for you!
Works great for adding shelves to your existing or planned aquascape. Great for creating shelves to accommodate frags, clams and other marine life needing a flat surface. Made from the same all natural calcium based ingredients as Real Reef Rock and functions great as a natural filter or growing surface.
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