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Old 07-07-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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cheapest place to buy live rock

i am just starting a new 85 gal SW tank. The tank is predrilled with built in overflow from great lakes. I have 2 bags of play sand (not silicate) A proclear 175 and a seaclone 100 protein skimmer. I am ready to start the tank up now, but I need to buy live rock. I will get about 10 lbs from the LFS but I obviously need more. where can i find some cheap?

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Do urself a favor and get rid of that seaclone. They don't work at all, especially on an 85g. After biofiltration a skimmer is the most important part of ur filtration its worth it to spend some extra money on a good one. There are tons of sites online that sell live rock just google it.
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i am looking for a little more specific as where people have had good success with online for cheap.
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Cheap?

..... no where really, it depends on what type and how much you order. Some sites give a little discount for bigger orders and some types of rock are cheaper than others.

I personally ordered from www.premiumaquatics.com and couldn't be happier. I got 40lbs of Fiji initially and just added a little here and there after that. Right now I have 3 different kinds Fiji, Gulf and Tonga Branch.
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I totaly agree with that statement
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I would not say "at all". I used one on my first reef tank (40gal) and it worked great. Now mind you, it had a longer-then-normal break-in period and required adjusting after every water change, but it sure skimmed like crazy.
If you are starting up a new tank check out www.liveaquaria.com for LR. It ships two-day air and will need curing once it arrives, but with a new tank it is not really an issue. You can use it to help cycle.
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You can also get 1/2 you rock as LR and get the other half as base rock which is usually pretty cheap and put both in the tank and eventually it will all become LR.
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how about a berlin classic protein skimmer the one i am looking at is for a 250 gal tank
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