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Old 08-19-2005, 08:27 AM   #11
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where is good place to purchase live rock off the internet?
Look no further... www.liverocks.com

Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #12
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technically you dont need any, but personally I wouldnt have a salt tank without. IMO if you have 0 LR then you will need to spend much more money on the mech filters to take the place of your missing LR. Then from there, your costs going forward will be constant for service and replacment filters etc... and IMO never as good as LR.

All in all LR is expensive in the beginning but more then pays for itself over the course of the tanks life...

If you want to be cheaper about it, get a good 20lbs of LR from LR.com, and a good 10-20 lbs from hirocks.com, and keep an eye out around your town for people getting out of teh hobby... you should get good deals from them.

I myself, went with 100lbs LR.com rocks and 60lbs of Hirocks 30 rubble for sump and 30 premium for inside tank and support pieces for the LR.com

75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:59 PM   #13
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To save money, buy 50% or even up to 90% "base rock" from hirocks.com ... it's cheaper, looks fine,and will be "live" pretty quickly.

54g all-glass bowfront corner planted FW

Red tiger lilly, Rotala Indica, Sagittaria Subulata, Micro Sword, Cardinal Plant
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