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Old 01-31-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Best Dry Rock for new 40g reef tank

I know this had been beaten like a dead horse I'm sure but I've decided to go w/ all Dry Rock...what is the very best? I'm looking at Marcorock & Fiji from BRS. Any suggestions and is. 50# enough for a 40 gallon tank?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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At my LFS, they sell Marco rocks and another brandless base rock. They sell the marco rocks not a lot cheaper than live rocks (5 bucks a pound while they sell live rock for 6-8 bucks). Those rocks are beautiful. They make nice caverns. Lots of holes in it. Perfect to fit coral plugs. The brandless ones (1.75$/pound) are white too, are featureless on the out side, but when you break it, it's like honeycomb on the inside. I bought a few marcos, and lots of this brandless rocks. I'd have bought only live rock and a few marcos for the look if they didn't have those for the difference of price. I found cheaper base rock on the web, but shipping costs are ridiculous due to the weight. Use the rock you want. The bigger, lighter (porous) the better.

I'd buy 20-25 pounds of live rock, and 30-35 pound of base rock.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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I got my dry rock from Macrorocks online. It's very nice looking rock and I have no complaints about the price either.

I'll order from them again when/if the time comes and I need more one day.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Great info guys

Thank you all so much for the info and websites. I've been leaning towards going w the Marcorock and this pretty much solidified it, especially with it being 109.00 for 50# right now.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Thought I saw a lot of posts about Marco rocks leaching phosphates like crazy? I'm upgrading soon and thinking about ordering from them.

http://www.reefrocks.net/
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What's better "macrorocks" or "reefrocks.net"?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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i am ordering from reefrocks.net tomorrow
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #9
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Are you also getting sand from them?


http://www.reefrocks.net/index.php?p...emart&Itemid=1


Is there such thing as "good" sand?



I am thinking of getting 50lbs of rock and 40 lbs of sand from them with shipping for 99$! It's almost too good to be true? Am I crazy or is this good product?
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Yes i am getting 40# of sand too.. i was told buy a few people that their sand is amazing
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