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Old 07-15-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
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LR..what do you suggest?

I'm wanting to get the rest of my LR in, and I do want different kinds from different places. I did like the fiji rock, what do you think? I might get that as the majority if you guys think it would be better. I like keys as well. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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Well Syndi, I was planning on getting some of the larger Fiji for the base of my "reef" then place a box of keys and a box of gulf on top of that. Currently I have 120lbs of base rock to support the Fiji. Here in the metroplex you can get the Fiji from Marine Center delivered for less than 200.00, but the critters on the rock itself will be minimal. This is not the case with the keys and gulf. These types of rock from liverocks.com are teeming with life from what i have read on this site. So for diversity I am going to get as many different kinds as I can, but I also have a 180 gallon with lots of room. HTH
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cool, thanks a lot. Yea I think I am going to go ahead and get like 40 of the fiji and another 10 of keys or something along those lines. Of course, I am also going for cheaper since I do have a bit of a budget. Thanks for your help Dusty
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Old 07-16-2004, 12:09 AM   #4
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Anytime when you get it up and running would like to see some pictures. My tank is at my house in sherman but i stay here in arlington during the week.
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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Maybe i'ts me, but I don't like fiji rock...it looks unnatural, more like iron rebar that's been encrusted with some crud.
I was super pleased with my order from liverocks.com
Just got 40lbs of keys rock last week and had soem brittle stars, crabs, some tiny shrimps or something...some tiny feather dusters...a few bristle worms....possibly a mantis shrimp (something in the tank or the tank itself is making a clicking sound....) and some weird clam/snail thing that occasional opens up.

and to think they warned me that the keys rocks isn't nearly as 'alive' with critters as their gulf rock!
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Just to throw another opinion in, I totally disagree with malkore and think fiji is the best looking rock around! And I'm not sure how rock taken directly from around a reef could look unnatural compared to aquacultured rock!
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i like marshall island the best and what fiji rock have you seen malkore ¿?¿
the only think i dont like with the florida rock is all the barnacles :-(
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I don't like Fiji either from the Figi I have seen. I actually like all of the barnacles that I have in my tank too .
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Old 07-16-2004, 05:09 PM   #9
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all the fiji I've seen looks similar to this in shape:
http://www.northcoastmarines.com/pics/tonga2.jpg

a bunch of grungy sticks

this looks natural and pretty to me:

http://liverocks.com/keywest/1lg.jpg
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that first link is tonga rock and yea dont like that
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...=24&pCatId=397
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