I keep looking at lr
for my 75 g tank and can't decide what to buy, one day it's rock A, the next day B and the next it's C.
Anyone have any opinions on this?
I have 60# of hirocks for base rock, 30 pounds of aragamax sand and wanted to get 100# of lr
and 45# of ls
I have four ideas.
A. Use a lfs
that has about 1200# of rock setup to pick out myself. They have Tonga, Pukani and Fiji. I figure I'd spend about $650 there picking out my mix of shapes, sizes and types. The rock has nice shapes and I could pick exactly what I wanted. Just because they call it live rock doesn't mean there is really anything on it though. It's pretty barren of any life at all, little green and tiny patches of orange/red.
B. Buy from liveaquaria
and get 30# of Lalo, 36# of Tonga Ridge/Shelf 30# of Tonga Deepwater. I figure I'd spend $544. I'd get what I get and have to deal with the shapes and sizes.
C. Buy a package from tampabaysaltwater
. Their 55gallon package has 110# of their 'deco' rock, 55# of ls
, 55 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs, 28 Astrea Snails, 2 Tiger Tails, 2 Serpent or Brittle Stars and 2 Peppermint Shrimp for $775 shipped air freight. Again, I wouldn't get to pick my own sizes and shapes and have to deal with it. It does seems like a decent deal though as that price includes ls
and cleaner crew.
D. Buy a couple show size pieces from the lfs
and the rest from tbs or liveaquaria.
Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions or ideas for me?