Originally Posted by Dad & Matt
Does anyone know anything about "The Package" from Tampa Bay Saltwater? That's where I got my dry rock, and I like it. He sells a package deal (LR
, sand, crabs, starfish, etc) that looks pretty good. I'd be interested if anyone has any experience with it. Live Rock - Tampa Bay Saltwater Aquacultured Live Rock - The Package
Because I already have 50 lbs of dry rock I was thinking of getting his 50G package (which includes 100 lbs of live rock).
That seems like the best start I have ever seen to a new tank. It would be like taking a chunk of the ocean floor and putting it in your tank.
1. lots of live critters to discover on the rock and sand
2. virtually no cycle with the rock and sand being harvested and shiped air freight same day.
1. 50 gal
package costs around $850 plus at least another $300 in shipping!!!! (1150)
2. lots of love critters to discover on the rock and sand. we do not want everything in the ocean in our reef aquariums. i.e. aptasia, some crabs
Stay away from the cucumbers they will nuke your entire tank if they die. 50 hermits and 50-100 snails seems excessive. peppermints like to be in groups of 3 or more. you will never see 1 but 3-4 will be out all the time.
Here is a picture of my tank. It is about 9 months old. I have about $1100 in it including all equipment, lights, LR
, sand, fish, corals, inverts..... EVERYTHING. Started with about 25lbs LR
and 25lbs base and 25 lbs of sand. nothing fancy, no skimmer just HOB
filters filled with LR
. This hobby does not have to be expensive for great results