Originally Posted by Gregcoyote
You could go either way. The reef saver rock is sterile, the Craig's list rock is live, but with what? If you have time, I would use mostly reef saver rock and buy a small amount of good quality live rock, then wait a spell. Half the cycling of a new tank is from dead stuff on the "live" rock deteriorating after shipment.
Hmm..i really want reef saver rock, so just maybe buy 35 lbs of that, and another 5-10 of live? Do i order high quality live, or go to a nice lfs
As for the cycling, even if there is no die-off, would the raw shrimp that i am going to add to the tank for cycling work just as well?