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Old 02-07-2014, 10:49 AM   #11
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Yeah I did I went to like a construction and got a bunch of rocks then stuck it in my pool for a day so the chlorine can kill bacteria and stuff the put it in fresh water for a day and then in my tank once the cycle gets going it will basically be live rock
Dependent upon the type of rock you acquired. Not all quarry/construction rock is suited to become live rock.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #12
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That's all home made rock
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:34 PM   #13
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Here is a piece of the quarried rock BRS sells. Only about 4 months old. In another few months it will be solid pink.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #14
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Since I found a new used 90g reef ready tank to upgrade to instead of my 40b I just don't have enough rock anymore used half of it just to make 1 small structure. I think I'm going to try the diy route to fill it. I'm not too worried about maxing the amount of live rock out since I'm gonna be stocking the tank slowly.
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Home made live rock?

Seeing what I have seen, I wouldn't do it any other way starting out again. I would buy just about 10% live rock and the rest fresh rock. Hitch hikers can be either interesting or a disaster. Starting fresh has many advantages.
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Seeing what I have seen, I wouldn't do it any other way starting out again. I would buy just about 10% live rock and the rest fresh rock. Hitch hikers can be either interesting or a disaster. Starting fresh has many advantages.
I have about 30lbs of live rock in my 20g reef atm. I am seriously considering removing the corals from the rock and killing everything on it for no reason other than to get rid of the obscene numbers of vermetid snails infesting my tank.
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Home made live rock?

I will never start a new salt water tank with more than one small piece of live rock again. Waste of money and in the long run cause me more headaches than anything. Base rock for FTW!
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