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Old 06-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Using this rock as base rock?

I hope this is the right place to post this but I couldn't find anywhere else to post it.

Does anyone know where the **** to get base rock in the UK?

I can't find a single **** place it's crazy.

*EDIT: Updated title to reflect where thread is going, could I use the rock pictured below as base rock?
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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Would this be usable?

6 kgs NEW OCEAN ROCK for ,CICHLIDS,MARINE,MALAWI,TANKS | eBay UK
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Try marcorocks.com i believe they deliver almost anywhere.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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The only option that site has for country is United States - odd?

Is the rock in the URL I posted usable? It's the only stuff on eBay or anywhere for that matter that is anything like base rock.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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This is a peice of rock I already have - seems to be this "Ocean Rock" that I keep seeing.

I've had it in a few tanks for a while and it's fine, I was just wondering if it can be used as base rock.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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It seems pretty porous so I think if anything, it will be good as a decorative rock?

Even if it doesn't harbor all the bacteria like live rock does, surely it will eventually get a good coating of coralline etc.. and blend in?

I don't so much need it to actually be live rock, just something that will eventually look like it, a good way to boost up my rock amount and fill out my tank.

I already have enough live rock as recommended (1lb/gal) for biological filtration, this is just purely to fill open spaces etc...
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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That will work.. it will definitely grow bacteria you need over time
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Sounds good, thanks for the response!

Anyone else got input?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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Its basically considered base rock as long as there is no living organisms on it or any life on the rock for that matter.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #10
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Yeah there's nothing on this rock, it's a nice piece, it would break into a few good size pieces and bump up my rock.

Gonna look good!
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