Mel is right. Think of it this way. Base rock is what you see setting on the shelf on your LFS
. I generally is white, but may have a little bit of color. Uncured LR
should be in a separate tank, in your LFS
, cycling. This will have more color to it but needs to be properly cycled. Cured LR
, is what your LFS
should have in the tanks with fish.
Base rock/uncured LR
can be fiji, or tonga, or branch (the first two are just the locations they gather the rock, branch is just dead branch coral).
To be honest, I wouldn't use quarry rock, you won't be able to tell what kinds of metals are in it. If you get a chunk with copper, lead or anything that may rust, you will not be able to have inverts (in the case of copper).
I will be ordering from this guy on Friday (I know, every one is tired of hearing that...LOL!). I'll be getting 150Lbs of base from marcorocks.com. I will pick up some LR
from my LFS
, so I can pick and choose.