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Old 06-22-2005, 08:11 PM   #11
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Yeah but to ship those to Hawaii is unreal! I know the place is named HIrocks.....but it's in California. Hawaii has all sorts of odd import laws too that keep us from getting most of the stuff available on the mainland like that. Can't order LR from any of the shops or anything. No one is allowed to sell it here....so we're left to try to grow it. I plan to get more base rock this weekend as I'd like to make a nicer looking cave set up in my tank (I have about 25 lbs of it now). I know the sand should help, but wouldn't the cc be even better?

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Old 06-22-2005, 08:26 PM   #12
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Actually hirocks gets their rock shipped in from Hawaii. They are located in Canada. I spent a month snorkeling and diving in Hawaii there is bound to be a place you can get some rock there. I personally have never had CC but most everyone on this board will recommend sand over it. CC traps food and waste easily and causes nitrate levels to rise.

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Old 06-22-2005, 08:52 PM   #13
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I know they get their rocks sent from here, for some stupid reason that's legal. There's also a place on the Big Island that ship lr and fish, but if you look closely at their fine print it states that they can't ship to Hawaii. Hypocritical I know. (sorry I saw CA and thought California....not Canada). I can buy base rock no prob.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:57 PM   #14
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We used an X large sand shovel from a kids sand playset, that was SO MUCH easier to work with. We went out neck deep at low tide, my husband dove down and grabbed my leg for stability I had a small bucket for him to fill and when it was full i would wade back to the shore line and fill up our 5g bucket (1/2 full). That way I knew it wasn't contaminated.

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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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