Aquashella Dallas 2023 – Caribsea

At Aquashella Dallas 2023, we ran into Jud from Caribsea who unveiled their new rock scaping stations for shows (and maybe for LFSs as well) to try dry-scaping utilizing all the shapes and sizes of rocks, as well as their accessories, that people may not have even...

Bacteria Infused Life Rock on the Way from CaribSea

The substrate conneuseurs are back with a brand new product. CaribeSea recently announced their Life Rock, an an aragonite based live rock substitute that is infused with live bacteria and made to look like the coralline laden live rock that you often find well-established aquaria. And because the rock product contains no cement or decaying material, it requires no curing prior to use. The CaribSea Life Rock will come in 20 pound and 40 pound boxes, though retail pricing details have yet to be released. The rock is currently available, at least at the distributor level, and we expect it to start trickling out to hobbyists in no time.

CaribSea Rubble Zone is Perfect for Refugiums and Fragging

CaribSea has a new product that is just perfect for hobbyists in need of some live rock rubble. The Rubble Zone is box full of calcium carbonate based rock rubble that can be used to fill a refugium, as mounts for new frags, as building material for various fish (e.g. jawfish), and even as freshwater pond filtration material. Personally, we love to use rubble rock in the rear chambers of nano aquariums instead of those awful bioballs and ceramic rings. The Rubble Zone will be sold in one gallon boxes priced at $16.99 each, and they are available at online stores like Marine Depot. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve gone to the fish store or broken out a hammer and screwdriver just to get our hands on some live rock rubble. There are just so many uses, as it is the best and most natural material to use for things like coral fragging or creating hiding places in the tank for small creatures. We just aren’t sure why nobody has really thought of this before. Thanks to our pal Joe Savoy for inadvertently turning us on to this product.