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Old 07-18-2008, 12:33 PM   #41
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Out of curiosity, where do you guys order your base/live rock from?

I was thinking about these guys for the base rock:

50 Pound MarcoRocks Fiji rock <br>Arriving Soon (Early August)<br>Pre Order *Sale Price*
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:15 PM   #42
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That's where I got my 150Lbs of base rock.
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Did you get the Fiji or the Tonga? Any real difference between the two beside shape?
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Fiji. The Fiji tend to be more porous (at least has more surface area) while the tonga tends to be more flat and solid (but great for making shelves).
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #45
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For a new aquarium, what is the ratio for base rock to LR you can get away with, and how long does it take base rock to become LR?
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Refugium (HUGE!!!,I can barely get it into my stad!), refractometer, and thermeter came today!
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I wouldn't go much beyond 75% base and 25% LR just to insure you get enough critters with the LR. It will become LR (biologically active) during the cycle period. It will color up over a period of months depending on lighting, flow, how much coraline you start with, levels of calcium, magnesium, alkalinity, etc.
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Kind of Stumbled onto this Precured Fiji live rock from Ebay... It has many good review and the best on Ebay...

FIJI LIVE ROCK WALT SMITH PRECURED LOW SHIPPING - eBay (item 160262217887 end time Jul-26-08 11:25:51 PDT)
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Just remember, there will be some die-off from the shipping.

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Tonga Branch rock
(very limited as Tonga is once
again banned from import)


New Florida Base rock
(a great choice as a price offset when large amounts of rock are needed or as a stand alone for some good ole basic rock)

"MarcoRocks" pre order
(It's that time again our next Fiji ship is due in the beginning of August. These shipments sell out fast get your pre order in now)

For more info on any of these please see links on the right or visit us at:
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #50
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Yeah, I am leaning towards using that online vendor, I just don't know if I want to wait until the end of August to get started

I went to the LFS and checked out their base rock offered. They had some good looking rock, but it was antique coral rock from Utah as opposed to from the current sea floor. It was also cheap. Is there any problem with using this non marine (at least for the last couple million years) in an aquarium? Anything I should be aware of if I go that route.

Also, I was looking at their cured LR and noticed there didn't seem to be any coroline algea on them at all, is this normal?
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