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Old 11-23-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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Which rock?


60 lbs of dry base rock under 20 lbs live rock for a total of 80lbs
30lbs dry base rock under 30 lbs live rock for a total of 60 lbs

cost difference is $2.
Dry would come from hirocks.com and the live from liverocks.com
Tank is 75g

Am leaning toward the 60 lbs of dry and 20 live but would like to hear your thoughts.
How long before I could expect benificial bacterial & Coraline growth on the Base rock

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Old 11-23-2003, 06:43 PM   #2
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i myself would go with the more live rock, IMO. always like the idea of more critters


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Old 11-23-2003, 06:50 PM   #3
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You could go with live base rock and then some type of premium rock. I have seen base rock for 1.50 a pound and usually it has plenty of critters to start with. Then add some premium live rock to spice things up. I have had good luck with base rock.
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I know liverocks.com has some really nice looking base rock.

Either way you go you will have all live rock after a few months time so the choice might be more like do you want 80 or 60lbs of rock in the tank. Depending on how you wish to aquascape it then you might have a preference of one over the other.
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