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Old 03-23-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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How much for this live rock?

I'm thinking about buying this live rock. How much do people think it is worth? The guy isn't sure and I don't want to completely insult him if I lowball him too much. It's from a 4 year old 75G setup. He thought it was about 80+ pounds.

Please comment on what you think about it's quality too, since I've never purchased LR before.

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Have you any idea what he wants for it? I would guess not more that you can purchase it for at your lfs.
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My LFS charges about $6/lb you can find LR online sometimes as cheap as $3/lb..given that I would say the street value of that 80lbs is somewhere $240-$400
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I'd pay no more than about 4-5 per lb.
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I'd pay no more than about 4-5 per lb.
I was going to say $4/lb. Since you can get rock that looks about like that online for around $3/lb.

$5/lb if your really feeling generious. Dont go for anything higher than that. The LFS prices for rock is highway robbery. Should be illegal to sell something for 1000% profit.
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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I got some peices that look pretty similar in maturity.I paid $4 a lb from a guy.I'd tell him you'll give him 4 for 50lbs and if he wants to sell the rest you want a price break
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What do you think about the quality of it? I am new to liverock.
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I'd say it's fair, the pic is a little over exposed, so it's hard to tell the color. It's basically a coraline encrusted rock with some macro algae. As will happen in an aquarium for 4 years, most of the hitchiker corals and "life" is gone, this is to be expected, but does not ,imo, increase the value as much as it detracts from it. I have had my aquacultured LR in my tank for almost 2 years and still have alot of the hitchiking corals and worms etc...all over the rock as well as many corals I've added encrusted to the rock. Personally I think you can do better and be happier with some aquacultured rock from LR.com.
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Wow...ya'll are much more generous than we are down here. I have bought and sold about 500lbs of LR outside of the LFS market. Your generally looking at 2-3.00 per pound for cured rock.

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LOL, you would not even think to insult me by offering me 3 bucks a lb for my LR How much I give depends on what's on it. I don't have a piece in my tank that is not fully encrusted with lots of corals, heck some are bound together by a couple different corals.
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