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Old 01-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #11
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I`ve seen how they take a barge of rock and dump it in the bay and later sell it as LR. Sounds like a plan to me. I`ve always considered Tampabay SW LR one of the best.

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #12
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It will become live doing this , but it will take forever before you can enjoy your 75 gallon main.

I'd personally rather just save up and buy nice live rock piece by piece .
For me id get just as much enjoyment out of knowing i may have saved a small part.. but a part none the less of the ocean and the real reefs.... wow.. when i got into the hobby i could have cared less.. research really changes your view points i guess.

anyways. crunching some numbers and it seems like it may work. about 3.25 a lb for base rock. maybe sell it for 5? 5.50. how long does it take for base rock to become "live rock"


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It's tough to compete with online sales, where you can get LR for in the $2-$3 per pound range. It's a great idea, but just be aware. This is why local stores have such a hard time selling rock as well.

For 3.25 a pound for base rock, unless it's something special you can get LR cheaper as well.
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its the stuff from big als... just basing it rough... the way i am looking at it if some sells ive cut costs and if some doesnt.. ive still cut costs by making my own LR... not hard to compete with big als whos rock is 6.99/lb


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