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Old 06-03-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Where to buy base rock

I have decided to begin using all, or mostly all, base rock. I understand the importance of getting live rock from a reputable source like liverocks.com, but where do you go for dry base rock? Do you just go to the lfs or are there any other good souces? I would think that mail order for dry rock would not have the same cost benefit given the shipping costs.

After reading about getting the argonite sand so much cheaper from HD, I want to make sure I don't miss any other little known deals.
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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Try this link:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...ementRock.html

You might also try googleing "DIY Live Rock" or something similar.
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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Check hirocks.com. They also sell on Ebay. I got 180lbs from them and was very pleased.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4305378860
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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making your own rock is fun and easy !! it takes time to cure it but alot cheaper and ya can make it look anyway ya want it ive made some and like it !! you being in houston ya could make it drop it in the gulf for a few weeks and have a good start
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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HiRocks.com! Just got some from them and it's awesome. Full of holes and little tunnels it will be great.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:24 PM   #6
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If I get some dry rock and enough live rock to seed the tank, how much live rock will I need? This is for a 75gal.
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:14 AM   #7
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You could get away with very little LR and more base. The only drawback is more time for the base to become seeded with coralline. Considering the savings, the dry base is a good option to consider. About 80% dry and 20% LR (ish) should work out fine.

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