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Old 11-04-2011, 12:03 AM   #41
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whats the best place to find live rock online? I want something cheap thats quality. the best price I can find is 4.5 per pound. Id love some carribbean live rock or something colorful.
I would get 90% dry rock and 10% live rock. Same great product, just cheaper here's a good site for dry rock.

http://reefcleaners.org/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=34
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #42
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I would get 90% dry rock and 10% live rock. Same great product, just cheaper here's a good site for dry rock.

ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Florida Reef Rock (Free Shipping*)
will it get as colorful and what not? becoming live?
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will it get as colorful and what not? becoming live?
That's the draw back. If there's no colorful coralline algae on the 10% of live rock you'll have to find some of it from another source... But once you introduce it to your rock it should take off.
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but if the live rock has color it will spread to all the dead rock?
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but if the live rock has color it will spread to all the dead rock?
Yep, if you have enough light in a few months you shouldn't be able to tell the difference!
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what would the difference be in cycling time between 35lbs base rock and 10 lbs live rock, and 45lbs of all live rock
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Not sure about that one.... Carey?!
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You would most likely have more die off from all live rock but I still think dosing the tank with either pure ammonia or a dead shrimp will be needed. The time frame would most likely be the same. A couple days to a couple weeks. No sure way to know.

Now if you got all live rock from a tank breakdown from an established tank i would think you'd see a small spike of ammonia and then ypou wpuld be set to go. It's all alot of variables though....The live rock at your lfs is probably not fully cured as it comes in frequently.
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Hmm well I guess ill save myself some money and get base rock.
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Trying to figure out how to budget for this tank, I want to make it so when I decide to upgrade it to my 40 gallon breeder that It can use everything other then the light for that tank. and to add more rock. And from what I can figure its going to cost like 500$...
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