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Old 01-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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Did you have much die off?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:26 PM   #12
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Lol Rick!
I used to work with a guy that would always sing it to me when my food order was ready to pick up
Haha, that's funny. Thanks for the chuckle.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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By chance, I got on CL & got 25 lbs live rock.... FREE!!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #14
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By chance, I got on CL & got 25 lbs live rock.... FREE!!!
That's the best type of rock! That should be more than enough to seed your tank.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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Yeah, I am thinking this way I can get some different types locally & make it my own
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
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Hi there, and welcome to the salty side of life!

Live rock online isn't really worth it. It's pricey, and you're going to get a lot of dieoff in transport.
I disagree completely with this statement because the LFS gets their live rock from the same place, and is transported the same way that the online folks are.
I think you can find some deals out there if you know where to look.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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I disagree completely with this statement because the LFS gets their live rock from the same place, and is transported the same way that the online folks are.
I think you can find some deals out there if you know where to look.
Agreed that live rock is coming from the same wholesalers. It's been my experience that live rock from the LFS hasn't been sitting on my doorstep or in transit for hours. The rock from the LFS has been siting in tubs with heaters and circulation right before someone decides to pick it up.

Obviously not all LFS' are created equal and your mileage may vary. I would rather see what i'm getting and take it home instantly than hope for the best when it gets delivered. It just depends on what you feel is "fresher". I'd rather buy from my LFS than online.
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It's not the sitting on the doorstep that you have to worry about. It's how long the rock is sitting in barges and airplanes before it gets to the stores and/or you. In many cases rock sits for anywhere from 3 days to a week or more in a boat, not in anything but wet newspaper.
I do agree that hand picking the rock is nice, but you aren't doing that with the base/dry rock so, why with the live?
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+1. I've seen some great LR come from online for other people. Mine was only slightly negative because Fedex beat up my box...just a localized incident though.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #20
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It just comes down to preference. I'd just rather have the stuff I can see and I know won't have to pay for additional shipping.
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