Originally Posted by Jedihunter
cycled my current reef with aquacultured LR that was literally covered with coral. Hmmm, does that make me a bad person, or is it OK cause it was coral encrusted to the LR?
OK, Its not bad since it was Aquacultured, But taking live stuff out of the sea and stuff that usually takes too much time to reproduce is kind of GROSS.
I dont intend to be rude but can't imagine mysef going to Can-Cun and doing some scuba, then picking a nice looking rock (with or without life on it) and then taking back home to my 55 gal
Ok, not trying to start something, but what do you think that many of the wholesalers do? Where do you think most of the fish come from? Even the aquacultured stuff is left in the sea to accumulate "life" on it to be later collected. If we want to go that rout with the discussion, then we are all guilty to some extent.
Now if he went into a reef with a pickax and went to work, then I would have an issue with it. But if he is just diving to pick up some sand and some loose rock (off the reefs), I don't see the problem with this.