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Old 01-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Tampa Bay Live Rock

Anyone bought any LR from Tampa Bay Live Rock.
http://www.tampabaysaltwater.com/

I am going there to go buy 90 lbs. this coming friday and wanted to know if it is worth the drive. Also I was wondering, I got a huge cooler I was going to fill like half full of saltwater the night before do you think I will get any die off transporting this way. Do I even need the water? It's like 2 1/2 hr drive.
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'm sure more knowledgeable people will reply, but I don't have such a good feeling about someone adding rock to an uncylced tank that is full of stoney corals. I think you will be wasting the extra money you are spending for getting rock with corals already on it since the ammonia and nitrite spikes that will ensue from cycling will kill all of the corals.
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:10 PM   #3
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I bought rock from LR.com and it was a 2 hour drive for us. It went straight into the tanks as they told us to do. No dieoff or problems whatsoever.
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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Oh also, there should be no ammonia spike, I have tons of corals and they all did fine. What I was told on this site was that you only need to cure shipped rock or if it has die off.
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
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ive been to tampa bay salt water how close is lr.com to them ?
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:56 PM   #6
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lr.com is in tarpon springs it's north of tampa
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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i wasnt all that impressed when i went to tampa bay will have to check out lr.com next trip down
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:17 PM   #8
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The guys there are really great. There rocks has A LOT of life but I got some bad with the good lol.
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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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Thanks for the reply I guess it wont hurt to go check out what they got. Also anyone know of any good aquariums in the area I could check out.
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tampa aquarium is great a must see imo
cost alot imo if i remember right its like $30 to get in
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