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Old 09-22-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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CARIBSEA HONEYCOMB BASE ROCK

Just wondering if anyone has bought this base rock? It seems significantly cheeper than most other stuff out there. Says it's calcium carbonate so it should be ok right?

http://www.aquariumsnstuff.com/produ...c6a986d137b827
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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I haven't used it, but it looks like some good base rock. Remember, base rock is not LR. You can mix it with LR and will become "live".
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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Less than $1 per pound. Looks very good to me, though I've never used it. Nice thing is you can assemble a few dry pcs and make swim through areas and stuff nicely with it before it gets in the water.

Gonna mix another , sayyyy, 25 lbs of live rock with it? Uncured would be just fine in all together at the same time. Or add the LR shortly thereafter for cycling maybe.
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That price doesn't include shipping. But here you can get 50 pounds with shipping for 119.
http://www.marinecenter.com/rocks/li.../fijibaserock/

The other site would probably still be 20 or 25 dollars cheeper with shipping.

Any other places you guy recommend for base rock?
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I don't know any. I got mine at a local store in Maryland, hand picking is a wonderful thing when you can.
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I can't, I have never used base. Do you have a LFS close to you?
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Actually, the doctors Foster and Smith retail store is just over an hour away, but they charge 5.99 a pound for live rock and I have a 150g tank to fill. I'm thinking about maybe 100-150 pounds of base rock with 50-100 pounds of live rock on top. I'll probably order base rock first, start cycling.... then order 50lbs live rock from live aquaria or elsewhere, as well as hand pick a few nice pieces from some lfs.
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100-150 pounds of base rock with 50-100 pounds of live rock on top
Sounds good. If you can hand pick, go for it. Also, you don't necessarily have to use the base on the bottom IMO. You can mix it here and there according to fit while you're constructing I believe.

Be careful with adding uncured liverock after you cycle. May go thru another if a decent quantity of rock is added. I'd put it all in together and cycle once.

I'd consider driving the 1.5 hrs if you could in order to handpick the stuff -dry and live that you want. It'll be worth it IMO.
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you can check hirocks.com. their prices include shiping. much cheaper......
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vsnsofadrgn- It says the website has been disabled. You have another url?
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