I recently found a third LFS
, nicest store, and he willingly admits not having all the answers, but will help when he can. He flat out told me today that he'd refuse to sell me anything because I'm just now cycling. lol. Wasn't going in to buy anything, just look, but it was refreshing that he didn't just try to sell something to make a quick buck.
Anyway, onto my 2nd favorite LFS
, with the most experienced owner. I just bought about 15 lbs of LR
from him and got it in my tank. But 2 days ago I bought about 15 lbs from another LFS
, the closest, but least favorite of the 3. The rock that I bought 2 days ago is covered in purple coralline, and the guy from LFS
#2 said I shouldn't buy any LR
with purple corraline because I'm just buying someone else's problem. Meaning that it either wasn't cycled properly, or it is from a tank with parasites, bad algae problems, etc. He pointed to some spots on the LR
in his tank and said that it was coralline, but that if cured properly it shouldn't be purple until it is set up in an established tank.
I don't know what to make of his advice... Can't find anywhere else that suggests against buying LR
with purple coralline, and get the feeling that he's full of crap.