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Old 01-23-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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Buying Live Rock

I am just starting a 55 gal tank and I want to buy 75 lbs of LR. Where is good place to buy live rock, that is somewhat cheap??
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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Check out one of the sight sponsors. LIVEROCKS.COM it is the best stuff around in my opinion. The rock is very fresh full of color and has lots of life to it.
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Yup, can't go wrong with www.liverocks.com
Some of the best rock and customer sevice around.
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #4
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Liverocks.com has been great to deal with. I was able to place my order and schedule the delivery for a date that I wanted...when it would be warmer up north...and cool enough on FL to send Heatpacks with the LR...and when I could be home to receive the shipment.

I got an e-mail today that my rock will ship out on Monday, and will be at my doorstep on tuesday.

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Ditto on liverocks.com

Let us know how it looks when you get it WC.

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dont go with liveaquara.com. there rock is the ugliest stuff ive ever witnesed
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:02 AM   #7
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When you say the ugliest you've ever witnessed what do you mean. I'm about to order 100 pounds basiclly for base rock and cover it with the 100 pounds I currently have and add another 100 pounds from liverocks.com. Would you reccomend against this? I cant see spending the money for 200 pounds from liverocks.com when i can seed my own rock from liveaquari.com Input would be appreciated.
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LR.com has great base rock at a good price. Shipping may be slightly more but it wont be dry dead rock like baserock from some places.
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do you mean LR from liveaquara.com is not good? why?
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:14 AM   #10
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Well i was looking at just purchasing live rock from liveaquai.com and using it for the price. I'm not concerned about the colors as it will seed in time on it's own. Somebody got a better idea I'm all ears.
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