Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-09-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
Live rock and ordering

In planning a 100 gallon reef, and that requires 100 pounds of live Rock.
So what websites have you ordered from and what have you received?
I simply can't afford to buy it all from my lfs since that's around 6 a pound.
I was thinking about some from live aquaria, opinions?
Please share good and bad, this is my next step.
__________________

__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ericwm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 826
I only have a 29 gallon so I just bought live rock but I have heard that base rock is cheaper and can be mixed in with live rock to reduce cost, over time the base rock will " become" live rock.

I haven't done this so please correct me if I wrong, but from what I understand this is how artificial live rock is made.
__________________

__________________
Ericwm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
That sounds about right.
__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ericwm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 826
I found this. It may answer more than I can.

Live rock/Base rock startup question
__________________
Ericwm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Keithhjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,673
I got about 150 lbs of rock from this place I linked. The price I see has had an increase, and it's not cheap, but it is good rock. I would order again if I needed more rock for another tank. http://www.aquariumarts.com/liverock.html
__________________
Keithhjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:10 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
Any other sites? Or opinions on live aquaria?
__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
Maybe I would have gotten more responses if I hadn't have posted that at one am. Lol.
__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Keithhjs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,673
Dunno. Many posts I do get hardly any response lol. Seems like unless it's an ick question, tang in a 55 gal debate, or a help me with a new tank setup, responses are slow lmao.
__________________
Keithhjs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Zactheninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 693
if I put in caps "BLUE TANG IN A TEN GALLON" as the title and then ask my question, maybe I'll get more responses? Lol.
__________________
Zactheninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
I think all the information you need has already been posted, i dont know what your complaint is about...

Dont buy 100 pounds of LIVE rock. Its simply a waste of money. Buy 80 or so pounds of BASE rock (reefrocks.com has great prices) and the rest LIVE rock. It will all become live rock eventually.

Or you can drop 600-700 dollars and buy all live rock, i definitly wouldnt.
__________________

__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.