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Old 10-30-2006, 09:22 AM   #11
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here is 7.99 a pound, I ordered mine online...22pounds of carribean=$79.99 and base rock is 3.99...
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:43 PM   #12
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can anyone tell me if this stuff is good/ok to use? its only 99c per pound
http://www.oceanproaquatics.com/shop...oducts_id/2178

it says that it is Driftwood Live Base Rock then it says that it is fully cured. so does that mean that it still needs to be seeded with expensive live rock or is it ok to just get all my required rock of this stuff?
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I am planning on ordering my base from here:
http://www.marcorocks.com/
Did you know he is on EBAY as well? (better photos and can see shipping cost) Comes to $2.62 per lbs but looks better then most base rock I've seen. Very porous
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Yeah, tec, that's where I saw his ad. I have been emailing him. He is quick to respond and very nice. I like the little demo they have on their website, too.

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it says that it is Driftwood Live Base Rock then it says that it is fully cured. so does that mean that it still needs to be seeded with expensive live rock or is it ok to just get all my required rock of this stuff?
I ran across that website as well. "Driftwood LIVE BASE Rock" seems like a very strange combo. Base rock is not live, nor cured. Driftwood, I know what that is, driftwood, but in this case, I have no clue how driftwood could be rock or live, unless it is petified wood....It sure doesn't look very porous, either.
Maybe someone that has ordered from there, might be able to shed more light.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:36 PM   #15
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I got half of my rock for $4/lb online and the other half locally for $4/lb as well. The stuff I got locally is really cool. Its like a deep blue rock on the inside. I forgot where he got it from though. The stuff I got online was alright but nothing to bragg about. I think I got it from oceanpro aquatics.
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I've been very happy w/ my Fiji LR from marinedepotlive.com. It's very porous and covered w/ life. I've had it for 3 years now. You can get it these days for about $4 a lb. including shipping.
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The LFS here in the windy city charge around $8.99/lb for Fiji live rock. The base rock seems to work great after some time, but I wonder if you make your own designs using a stainless steel bolt and concrete to piece the base rocks together, how does that affect your water chemistry and is it healthy for the fishes? That's the only reason I haven't plunged into the base rock myself just yet.
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I just bought 120 lbs of medium size fiji branch live rock and 35-40 base rock. the live rock was 300 with tax and base was .99 a pound. i got it at a lfs and was very suprised to see such a good deal.
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I think my ex got our carribean LR online for about 3.99LB with free shipping. And I also have fiji LR I payed 7.99LB for at the LFS. Here they sale LR based on how much you buy- If you buy 20LB you get it for 6.99LB, 40LB 5.99LB and 75LB and up is only 4.99LB at our LFS. BR here is 1.99LB. Also you could look into making aragocrete rock, thats what I am doing. It runs about 50 cents a pound.
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just visited another LFS today. they have some Fiji LR, more colorful than the other LFS, but most of it is covered in dense algae.

just to try it, i asked for a discount, but they said no

heres my next question, should i worry about the algae if i get some? my tank is up against a north window, so it wont get the beatings of the sun.

its the thick hairy algae, ive never had algae really, at least not like this, so im not familiar with how much light it will need to sustain/die. there will not be a light on this tank, just the window, and a lamp

im planning on getting clown fish, and maybe a watchman goby, and i dont think either have a particular love of it.

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