Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:22 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 301
Send a message via AIM to Jonathan G.
Live Rock???

Im setting up a 75 gl tank and im just wondering what kind of live rock to get. Anyone have any preferences or suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Jonathan G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Athens, TN.
Posts: 3,598
I like liverocks.com, good product, good customer service.
__________________

__________________
Gerald

Vote for AquariumAdvice
dralarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 09:04 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
revhtree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Rossville. Ga
Posts: 4,500
I would also get rock from Liverocks.com as Gerald suggested. I would get a mix of keys, and Gulf! The best of both worlds.
__________________
Remember to Keep Christ First!
revhtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 10:03 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Let me put in my plug for liverocks.com. I like Rev's idea of mixing both keys and gulf rock. Keys rock will have the most color and corals on it, while the gulf rock will have more hitchhikers. If you plan on using the LR for biological filtration (suggested) then shoot for 1.5-2lba/gal. An end goal should be 110-150lbs. That can be pretty expensive so a good alternative is to buy half LR and half "dead Rock". Over time the LR will seed the dead stuff and it will all become LR.
__________________
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
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 10:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Posts: 943
I agree with the above. Liverocks.com is great stuff. To save a bit of money I would purchase 1/3 keys, 1/3 gulf and 1/3 base rock. The base rock even has good colors. The base rock will bring down the total cost. You can use more base rock than I suggested but it will take longer to seed from the other rocks. Contact Zack in the liverocks.com thread of this forum, he was a great help to me.
__________________
Vote for AquariumAdvice

28gal bowfront
40lbs livesand(bag from LFS), 30lbs live rock(LR.com)
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer
RMPD109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 10:54 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Ditto
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 02:38 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Lafayette IN
Posts: 222
I have 80lbs of live rock from liverocks.com, its worth every penny! My tank is full of pinks, purples, and reds!
__________________
Saltwater:
55 gal FOWLR
Euro-reef 5-2 skimmer, 29 gallon sump
3x penguin 1140 ph
2x65 10,000K and 2x65 03 Acintic
40lbs cc/30lbs argonite sand mixture
80lbs keys rock (www.liverocks.com awesome stuff)
25lbs fiji/tonga lr
10lbs lace base rock (now hapily live with lots of coraline growth)
lziarek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 301
Send a message via AIM to Jonathan G.
ty guys for the advice... appreciate it very much.
__________________
Jonathan G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 03:14 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,111
I used 85# of base rock from my LFS and a 30/30 mix of gulf/keys from LR.com. My base rock is already getting coraline growth on it and the critters, colors and corals on the rock is fantastic.
__________________
Phyllis

Join the NJ Reef Club Today! Saving the world's reefs one living room at a time!
MACNA XXI Atlantic City, NJ September 25-27, 2009
Phyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 03:18 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 301
Send a message via AIM to Jonathan G.
do you need added lighting for the live rock to grow right or can you add the lighting later?
__________________

__________________
Jonathan G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« magnum 350 | corals »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUST GO! 50gal salt w/ live rock live sand New Orleans area. supermarvin76 Archive 0 03-13-2007 07:10 PM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
Five ryukin goldfish for trade for Live Sand or Live Rock byrdman81 Archive 1 03-11-2005 10:08 PM
Binding Live Rock and things to my live rock AirRazr Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-15-2004 08:19 AM
For sale/trade....100lbs. live rock....and lots of live sand BONESTOCK Archive 4 10-06-2004 05:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.