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Old 11-14-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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CaribSea SouthSeas Base Rock

Anyone ever use? (Caribsea South Seas Base Rock 40 lb) Thoughts?

Still accumulating for the kid's 90. Found some of this very cheap.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Never used base rock but I would assume as long as it looks good and is pourous to house bacteria you are good to go. Just need a bit of live rock to introduce bacteria. The only disadvantage is it takes longer to become seasoned but if your pateint could save some serious $$$$ I would call them and request the certain type of pieces you are looking for.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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I bought 30# of live rock from these guys Welcome to International Marine Fish - Premium Live Rock for $120 shipped. They also carry base rock for the same 40# box with shipping it was $7 more than marine depot shipped to my door. I liked the representative he was good about sending me the live rock pieces I was specifically looking for.
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I'm good with all that, just wanted experiences on this specific brand. but thanx.

I have the opportunity to pick up 80lbs for $40
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I'm good with all that, just wanted experiences on this specific brand. but thanx.

I have the opportunity to pick up 80lbs for $40
Cool sounds like a great deal.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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yeah I don't think you can go wrong with that price. Just make sure to give it a good rinsing, as I assume it's been used?
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:23 PM   #7
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nope, brand new... delivered to someone by mistake, just lookin to unload
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At $.50/lb, if you really need it, it's probably worth it. It looks like it's probably lighter than the base rock Something Fishy sells for $1.29/lb.
Your probably not that far from Something Fishy. Ever been there? Awesome store.
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I don't need it, just stocking up supplies for the next tank. What is it about it that turns you off? Not questioning , just trying to understand. It's CC, appears pretty porous though it's mined inland instead of sea bound. It wasn't envisioned to be the entire supply just roughly 60% of the overall LR load. Again, just trying to follow the thought process.

S-Fishy. Been there a few times , usually just stopping in on my way back from Ithaca. Very nice place, probably take me an hour and half or so to get there from home.
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More than likely there is nothing wrong with it. I'm just leery of putting anything in my tank that didn't come from the ocean. I realize that base rock was in an ocean a few million years ago, but it was dug up recently. Just one of those things...lol. I'm old and set in my ways.
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