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Old 11-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #101
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I cant decide what live rock to get however, Should i get 50lbs of LIVE rock for 175$ or 40lbs of dry rock with 10lbs of live rock for 135$ not sure if its worth the 40$
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #102
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Yeah go with the mix.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:21 PM   #103
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may I ask why go with the mix? take price OUT as a factor, price is not as important as other details.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #104
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Well dry rock Is easier to work with. With live rock you have to keep it in water. Me PERSONALLY, I would do 100% dry rock.
I'll give you some pros and cons

Dry rock:
Pros- easier to work with
No pests and hitch hikers
Cheaper
Get more when you order

Cons- not as pretty

Live rock:
Pros- prettier
Insta cycle!!!

Cons- expensive
Hard to work with
Bad hitchhickers
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #105
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well i wont be getting it from liverockranch.com im readying some REALLY bad things about them.

i will not be doing 100% dry rock, I dont want a 2 month cycle and I want it to look nice.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:37 PM   #106
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Alright go for it! Have you looked at live aquaria for lr?
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:38 PM   #107
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yeah they are my choice now...I read much better things about their live rock and am extremely happy with fosterandsmiths.com services.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:41 PM   #108
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they seem to be the best deal I can find. I would like to do 10lbs of live 40lbs of dry but cant find a site that has a good enough deal or better then liveaquaria.com of 45lbs live for 173$ with shipping
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #109
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Yeah you should do that!! Sounds like a deal to me. And if you wanted to have a bigger structure you could get that 45 lbs from la and get 15 more pounds of dry rock and put it behind where you can't see it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:52 PM   #110
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yeah I may do that, I have a LFS that sells base rock for 3$ a lb so I may see what the 45lbs look like in the 25 gallon tank and get some dry if it needs more, Dont really know how much to expect with 45lbs
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