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Old 10-15-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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alright putting my order in tomorrow...I am wondering if anyone has bought Livercok from PETCO .com...They have 45 lbs of FIJI premium for 114.99. Has anyone ever bought this??? Was it worth it...I'm saying thats great after i did the math that less that 3 bucks a lb for premium fiji everyone talks about...I'm starting my 55 tonights...adding first water and salt mix....Tomorrow sand....and hopefully the Live rock if my family here agrees..i've also been told for a 55 if u have suffiecnt LR you dont have to have a skimmer...lad at my lfs says she runs a 75 reef with no skiummer and she does just fine,
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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I'm gonna get some hate for this, but I say don't get all live rock. It's a tad expensive for rock with bacteria on it. I say get SOME live rock and a lot of base rock, it will eventually become live.

Just my $0.02 lol
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I know there are some that dont run a skimmer. For me it`s a very important piece of equipment because it removes DOC`s which is important but that`s just me. Read these to consider if it`s worth it.

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All I usually ever purchase is Fiji Premium Uncured live rock since I prefer to have something nice to work with from the get-go rather than base rock. You could also get some Fiji Premium and another decorative rock like branch rock, Vanuatua, etc.
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for 114 bucks for 45 lbs of Live Rock.....thats less than what the LFS at 6.99 a lb...so i feel like i am getting a steal...is this not a deal.....i'm going to bypass the skimmer till no since i'm just doing a fowlr for now.....i think...
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I know there are some that dont run a skimmer. For me it`s a very important piece of equipment because it removes DOC`s which is important
I agree. it is important but not necessary. I don't have one yet but It will be my next purchase. You just must do more PWC's with no skimmer. my nitrates stay below 5ppm with no skimmer. when they get above 5ppm I do a 25% water change.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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Any Comment on the Live Rock QUESTION??

I guess at this point i'm really more concerned with the Liverock. Does anyone have any experiences with petco and there live rock????




Thanks for the skimmer adive..i do water changes every week on all my tanks..I have like water changing OCD...i dont mind...i want my fish to be happy and to make sure my exhibits are tip top so they continue to wow me when i walk in....so thats not a bother for me..
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Honestly.. i would not buy anything from a chain market. If they say it's fiji premium live rock.. then MAYBE you can trust it. Think you can take pictures of it? Because im sure if we saw what it looked like.. we would be able to tell what kind of rock it is. We would also be able to see what the rocks conditions are.. If they have algae, Coraline, and all those good things you should be getting when you purchase live rock. If your going to be spending that much money.. wouldn't it be peace of mind to you, to be 100% confident on what you are about to purchase?

Personally, i have never dealt with anything SW from any chain markets and i know a lot of people that do not either. Unless there is a local pet chain market that you have experience with and trust. I know someone here who likes a place by them called petland. Says it is a good place since the people there actually care about their animals. All i can say is.. i've been to petsmart and petco and other animal chain markets and their livestock conditions are never as good as local fish shops, that are dedicated to.. FISH. So you gota think about it.. Fish stores need to dedicate their time and experience to fish because that's what people go there to buy lol. Not always the case with petstore chains that sell a huge variety of things in their store. Kind of makes sense to me.. lol :s
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u dont get to see pics of it,..its online ordering..
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for 114 bucks for 45 lbs of Live Rock.....thats less than what the LFS at 6.99 a lb...so i feel like i am getting a steal...is this not a deal.....i'm going to bypass the skimmer till no since i'm just doing a fowlr for now.....i think...
Must be nice my LFS has live rock for $13.99 a pound. There are the only fish store other than petsmart and there prices really suck. Mag Drive 7=$189.99. 48" Orbit PC 260w fixture is $448.99. Everything I buy I buy online, LOL! **** there 3/4 hose is $2.99 a ft, LOL!
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