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Old 08-13-2015, 11:29 PM   #11
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No chance of any arguments here. My area has (had) a reef club that has slowly dithered away, and he was one of the big members. I think more than anything with the "cycled water" bit is an attempt to make some money on me because I mentioned being new to saltwater. He offered water at $1/gal which is dumb IMO as I wouldn't ever put someone's used tank water into my system. If I do choose to get rock from him, if I cannot specifically hand pick pieces my self from his system, eliminating any chance of being hoodoo'd, I won't even bother. He's offering it at $3/lb, my LFS is $2.25 for dry if they have any. He claims to have over 1000lbs of cured live total and wanting to sell 2-300lbs.

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If you can get dry rock for cheaper, then I would go with the cheaper option. That way I would have extra cash for something else to plug onto the system that I want. At 75 cents cheaper a lb will be over 50 dollars in savings that a cocktail shrimp will turn live in a couple of weeks.
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This is true Hank. Still need to source a few pcs of equipment..

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... just my two cents. Nothing quite as entertaining as watching cocktail shrimp expand into a fuzzy blob for two weeks. Rewarding as hell.
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If he is pulling your leg with the water statement, I would be worried about what could be in the rock. I just started my 120 reef with all dry rock and cycled it in the tank. I have no worries of unwanted hitch hikers or anything else. Save the money and spend it on other equipment. You will be happy you did!
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