Originally Posted by Mr. Crabs
I agree with Melosus on the 80 20 rule. Truth is you're paying for shipping when it comes to live rock. I've been using "Real Reef Rock". It's man made and pigmented. Nice stuff. Very clean without any nasties, but comes with a high price tag.
Might want to check craigslist. A lot of people get out of the hobby and it is practically worthless to them so they let it go for dirt cheap. I got about 70lbs for $50 that way once.
It's depressing to how little aquariums we have here. On Craigslist 90% of the tanks are reptile tanks. The other 9% are super expensive tanks "Huge fish tank!" And then it'll only be like 30 gallons.
I have seen one 125 gal
reef that was cheap and well take care of.
I've also seen a 75 gal FOWLR
that didn't look bad
I have found 2 "fish tanks" AKA a Rubbermaid bin with goldfish in it...?