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Old 11-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #161
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:07 PM   #162
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RockGarden Sculptured Tufa Rock at PETCO

Would this rock be fine to put in my tank?
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #163
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Yeah it should be fine, but IMO it doesn't look like natural reef rock. Your LFS never got the base rock in?
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In a small tank this stuff would be fine. In 6 months it will color up and look like every other rock in the tank. Actual quarried base rock or even some live rock shouldn't cost thAt much for a small reef.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #165
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No, they never did, and to be honest I'm not too happy with my LFS at the moment. Every time I go there they never have what I want. I keep going back and asking them when their shipment of base rock will be in, and every time I go it's at a later date. "Oh, it'll be here by the end of this week" I go back, and then someone tells me not until the beginning of next week. That was last week, and someone then told me it'll be here in 2 to 3 weeks...

I've read online it will color up as well, like Gregcoyote said. I would be buying more live/base rock but my LFS has none. I bought some of the last few scraps of the live, and the stuff at petco just looks plain gross.

I have that rock plus reef crystals in my shopping cart at petco. Now I just need to get a bit more money so I can order it, lol. This is certainly a hobby that drains the wallet! Thanks for the help.
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Throwing money at the hobby doesn't work, so building your system up slowly does save wear on the wallet but even more important it builds patience, which you will find is going to be needed. BRS sells base rock and UPS will deliver it to your door when you are ready.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #167
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I'm definitely not just spending money for the heck of it, lol. What is BRS?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 AM   #169
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Sorry to hear about the LFS situation. BRS rock is awesome, but massive b/c it's so porous. You always ask for very small pieces or maybe even get some rubble rock. I didn't recommend it b/c the $10 shipping for probably $10 of rock.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #170
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Yeah, I think i'll pass on that. I think it'll be less expensive if I just keep waiting for my LFS to get some in. I know they will get it eventually. For now I think i'll try out that rock from petco. I've read some good things about tufa rock online. I'll slowly add to the amount of rock in my tank.

Now to just get some more money so I can place my order lol
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