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Old 05-20-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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Lalo LiveRock

Anyone familar with Lalo Rock? http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=24&pCatId=876

Is it Seeded or natural? is it dense? I am very curious about this rock, and the quality. (especially the quality after being shipped) I think it would make a good rock to use in a small aquarium. Any Idea?
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Old 05-20-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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If you haven't already email them at LiveAquaria with your question. I've probably emailed them a dozen times...always get a response with in the day and they always let me know exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 05-20-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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I was hoping for some non partial information.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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I dunno about Lalo, but I ordered 120lbs of Fiji premium from them and it arrived bleached out white, not a single micro nothing of life to boot. I am not sure if I got hosed or if that happend to people who buy their rock often, but thats my experience.
For the record I will say that now 5 months later the rock is completely purple/red/green with tons of life, however I had to seed all of it. The pieces they sent me were also great pieces, not crate rubble. HTH, best of luck.
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I remember when I was going through the same thing you were. But, since you dont have fish, etc, in there yet, have you thought of cycling the tank with uncured live rock? There are some sources out there that will sell small boxes (30-40lbs) and it was literally picked the day before. I got some Vanuatu live rock like that and Ive had awsome results. The only draw back is the smell of the rock. It wasnt a problem for me because of open windows, but I live in LA and Im not sure what the weather is like in Illinois. Heres how I can sum up the benefits:
the rock was cheaper, not all the benficial life died off during the spikes of the cycle and they have repopulated, an amazing copepod community going on, hitchhikers that come along, like stars, no fish to kill for cycle purposes (the die off is enough ammonia)....thats just what I can see (and think off the top of my head).
There is only one draw back...lots of water changes because of the huge amounts of ammonia from die off. TRUST ME ITS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY.
You can find uncured live rock sold on the internet for $2.50/lb with the right amount of research. I wish I could refer the site I went through but my comuter crashed a while ago and I lost the history.
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bite the bullet and go to www.liverocks.com !
You will not regret it !
By the time you pay for all the salt with the water changes, it's gonna be cheaper to go with liverocks.com !
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I got an email reply from Live Aquaria about my Lalo rock question. There collection and storage procedures don't sound that hot. I'll post it here when I get to work on monday.
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