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Old 09-25-2003, 02:22 PM   #11
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reefnewb,

Just a thought ~ if you're still considering aquacultured, check out TampaBaySaltwater.com. I'm fairly certain that they ship their rock *in water* - so there is very minimal die off. They get rave reviews about the amount of life on the rock. One thing to be careful of w/aquacultured LR is that it's also pretty infamous for the amount of unwanted hitchhikers that tag along (mantis shrimp, guerilla crabs, etc.). Just be prepared to look for and remove these critters before placing the rock in your tank.

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Old 09-25-2003, 02:34 PM   #12
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Just a question, but when you order rock online, do you pick pieces or do you just say I want 40# of it? Would you get one 40# boulder or 40# of small things?
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:52 PM   #13
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Depending on the vendor, you can specify what size pieces you prefer. Many etailers label their large rocks as *premium* or *show* pieces, and tag on an extra cost. If you're ordering LR online, I would strongly suggest you call and talk to a live person, rather than just placing the order through the net. Some places are more flexible/helpful than others.
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Thanks reeflady. I have checked them out because of a recent post on here. The rock does indeed look good. I'll weigh my options make a few calls and make a decision in a day or two. Until then keep the advice rolling!

A quick high salinty bath before placing the rock will chase out all the critters right?
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Old 09-26-2003, 02:43 AM   #15
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I was Extremely happy w/ my 44 Lbs. of LR from www.marinedepotlive.com (149.99 w/ shipping)
Lots of coralline and lots of other critters. ps. I have no association with them The fish, mushrooms, anemone, and shrimp I bought afterwards, I was also extremely happy with. I'd give them a 9.5
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