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Old 04-10-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Reef Rock - Anyone Try This Out?

I've bought from premium aquatics before, very good stuff. I want more, but think I should wait another month until the temps are up for better shipping. I figure less die off, I get the insulated box with the heat pad, but still when its 30F at night.... anyhow. I've bought Manado, Bali Alor, & Fuji before but just saw this "Reef Rock"

"It is a clean calcium carbonate rock with great buffering ability,"

http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supplies/L-REAL-REEF.html

I was curious if anyone purchased any of this stuff before? I might try out a couple pounds of it when i order, if it doesn't look good maybe break it up for the sump?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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I live close to premium aquatics I was there yesterday that rock looks really cool in person but it is painted to look purple
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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Really? that's kind of ghetto.... wouldn't the coralline algae grow on it just as it would the glass or regular LR?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #4
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Yea they sell that at my LFS as well and the purple is painted on, you can tell the difference but it still looks cool. My guess would be that the coralline would still grow over it just has it would regular LR but I have no real experience with that rock so I could not say for sure.
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Ya it is painted but once you put it in a tank you really can't tell the difference and they say coraline will still grow on it like normal it's just a quick way to get the look of coraline without having to wait for it to grow it would be great for a show tank where do you live
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wowzer! i'll order you a few boxes of rock if you need some. no extra charge. just pay for it and any shipping costs. you don't need to pay 7 bucks a pound for rock. it's just crazy.
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You think that's crazy. I live in Ontario. I've seen it priced at 13.99 a pound. The cheapest I have seen is 9.99
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Wow 9.99 the cheapest. I can get it 2.99 to 3.99 a pound here in socal. The most expensive I've seen here was 5.99
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Yeah. If you have a big tank up here it can cost thousands just to get enough rock.
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Painting the rock seems like it would clog the natural pores in the rock and make useless for biological filtration.
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