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Old 06-20-2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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IMO I think they look better. More natural but LR can get expensive.
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Buy base rock or make your own!
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Yeah.... i was just looking and I like the Tonga and Fiji "Branch" rock... but it's like $300 for 50#'s ... wow! Where are some of the cheapest sites to buy live rock?
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Yeah.... i was just looking and I like the Tonga and Fiji "Branch" rock... but it's like $300 for 50#'s ... wow! Where are some of the cheapest sites to buy live rock?
So we meet again, I have the same problem, I can't believe how expensive stinkin rocks are LOL, I never thought in all my life I would have to shell out so much money for rocks. Don't forget about the joint venture.
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Lr can get quite expensive. I have 200 lbs at 8.99 a lb. You do the math. As mentioned above DIY and BR are great ways to build a cheaper rock base.
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:53 PM   #26
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I think more people should go the route of DIY rock not only to save on cost, but to save the wild reefs and to give themselves the time to read up on all the aspects of keeping and maintaining a reef AQ.
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TC, that is an excellent point!
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Thanks guys, one point I need to make and that is "Safety". Use gloves, cement is hard on the hands of adults, worse on children. Please supervise your children.
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Thanks guys, one point I need to make and that is "Safety". Use gloves, cement is hard on the hands of adults, worse on children. Please supervise your children.
You're absolutely right thincat "SAFETY FIRST" If i do find the time I'll be doing it solo. I've mixed plenty of cement and have gotten burns on my hands even when wearing gloves
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