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Old 02-15-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Liverocks.com- Need Help asap! Help me decide to buy :)

Right now I am trying to decide between liverocks.com and tbs. Liverocks.com has the best customer support I have ever seen to this point.
However, I haven't seen many pictures from customers with their rock in it, but I have seen a ton of tbs.

Could anyone please post me some pics of lr.com and tell me about what they get on the rock. I want a lot of coral growth and I am ordering some of the coral rock ( if it gets that far). But I want to make sure I get a lot of coral, worms, ugh life in general.. Any get christmas tree worms, pistol shrimp, urchins or anemones?

Please answer asap I need to place an order this week! I am really leaning toward lr.com but just need some pics to help me feel better. This is such a investment! And a one chance shot for me, with an order this size.

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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I only ordered 30 lbs from lr.com(10keys, 10gulf,10base). I got 2 clams, 2 urchins, 2 limpits, 5 snails, approx 10 aptasia, countless feather dusters, 8 crabs, some barnacles, spagheti worms, 2 bristle worms andan unknown coral. I still see new stuff all the time. I lost 1 clam, removed 6 crabs, peppermint shrimp ate aptasia and coral died during cycle but is coming back on another rock.

sorry no pics right now. I would only buy from LR.com it is great
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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I think most of the people here are lr.com advocates. But I have heard many people raving about the "package" from TBS. Personally, I would go with lr.com.+
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #4
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I can honestly say that lr.com has be great as far as answering emails.... quick responses. From what I see they are doing better with me on customer support then tbs. Way batter.

I just wanted to be sure to get lots of corals etc. I know sponges will not survive

That's why I was hoping for pictures so I could see for myself

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:14 PM   #5
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liverocks.com is awesome

I got red mithrax crabs, at least 2 pistol shrimp, feather dusters, a thorney oyster, and a bunch of other types of clams/oysters.. ect.. And only about 4 months into it, coraline took over! Great rock.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:16 PM   #6
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oh by the way, look in my gallery for pix of the live rock =)
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:18 PM   #7
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I got bunches of stuff. Lots of tube worms, a couple of brittle stars, 2 urchins (but I haven't seen them in a while, hmmm), some red rock crabs that I removed for eating some yellow star polyps, a couple of pistol shrimp, some tube corals more clams that I could count (keep your eye on that rock, sometimes it moves when you didn't think it possibly could), a sponge, spaghetti worms, Ummmm... I got 2 big aptasias and maybe 2 smalllllllll ones. The peppermint I got took care of those though. I may have missed something (check my sig).

I got 30# of keys and 30# of gulf. I like the keys much better. I thought about 30# of coral for my next 30, but I haven't given it much thought lately. I don't have any experience with the TBS so I can't help you there.

How could I have forgotten the porcelain crabs?! I got TONS of those! Harmless filter feeders thus far.
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:21 PM   #8
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I got bunches of stuff. Lots of tube worms, a couple of brittle stars, 2 urchins (but I haven't seen them in a while, hmmm), some red rock crabs that I removed for eating some yellow star polyps, a couple of pistol shrimp, some tube corals more clams that I could count (keep your eye on that rock, sometimes it moves when you didn't think it possibly could), a sponge, spaghetti worms, Ummmm... I got 2 big aptasias and maybe 2 smalllllllll ones. The peppermint I got took care of those though. I may have missed something (check my sig).

I got 30# of keys and 30# of gulf. I like the keys much better. I thought about 30# of coral for my next 30, but I haven't given it much thought lately. I don't have any experience with the TBS so I can't help you there.
Did your sponge die??? Rock looks good, and you got the corals on the regular rock?

How do you get by with that puffer, I thought they were a reef NONO! They are soooooooooo cute I wanna, but thought I could not havaa.

I am getting 30 base, 10 keys and 20 coral. I heard the base is very nice indeed

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LMAO That's not my puffer! I did that the other day too. Started in one person's gallery and the next thing I know I'm wandering the earth thinking what's this?! This can't be the same tank! LOL. The corals that I got were the Cladocora Caespitosas. They're little tube corals. They are doing really well. The sponge... I don't know if it survived or didn't. I can't really tell. It looks like it has sustained some damage, but I can't tell if it was fatal or not. I like the keys rock much better than the gulf rock for the look of it, but probably got my cooler hitch hikers on the gulf (probably the uncool ones too, lol).
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I only ordered 30 lbs from lr.com(10keys, 10gulf,10base). I got 2 clams, 2 urchins, 2 limpits, 5 snails, approx 10 aptasia, countless feather dusters, 8 crabs, some barnacles,
Did your barnacles survive? I have heard they could be hard to keep alive.

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