Sustainably Collected Live Rock
TBS Live Rocks are a visual feast of shapes, sizes, and colors. Bahamian, Philippine, Trinidad, Florida quarried, vintage Pukani and reef friendly Walt Smith are found on the lease site. Walt Smith Reef Rock is the predominate foundation rock chosen for its sustainability, for its ability to attract and host life, and for its easily stackable unique shapes.
Ocean aquacultured Live Rock provides a natural looking environment for your inhabitants and an unseen health benefit for your system. Tiny holes and crevasses provide a refuge for microscopic critters like pods, filter feeders and other invertebrates to multiply, and move water through the rock. Water slowly pulsing through tiny tunnels inside rock aids the denitrifying process.
We plant and harvest TBS live rock by hand. From receiving to shipping, each piece is handled with care. Rocks are selected on the ocean bottom and carefully loaded in mesh baskets where they are hauled up to the boat. They are inspected and placed in seawater filled barrels for the boat ride in. The fully submerged rock arrives at the warehouse and is placed in large holding systems filled with natural sea water. Moderate lighting is provided to maintain life forms until it is then shipped within 3-14 days. This extra care preserves a plethora of life forms that make ocean live rock vastly different from other live rock.