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Old 06-15-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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Live rock online?

anyone mind posting reputable online sources for LR? I wanna compare the local prices vs. ordering and paying shipping for a similar quantity.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:28 AM   #2
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Liverocks.com are great. There is also Tampabaysaltwater.com.

I love the rocks that I got from lr.com. plus @ 2.99 # you can't go wrong

What kind of rock are you looking for fiji, tonga for keys rock?
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never even heard of keys rock...i was mostly gonna look for base rock and reef rock. those prices on liverock.com are crazy cheap!!

I think i'll be gettin 20lbs of base, and 15lbs of Keys (40gallon breeder tank).

That should be sufficient right? I can always buy a couple more pounds locally.
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Old 06-15-2004, 12:35 PM   #4
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If the rock is going to be your main source of filtration then go for 45-60 lbs.
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If I have 2 powerheads, are those considered filtration if I had a sponge on them?

I just put together a mock order..that shipping is insane! It figures though, as it's heavy stuff, and I imagine they need to ship it quickly to prevent die-off.
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the power heads are used for water movement, not so much direct filtration. Most people that I know of that use a sponge with the power head do so to help keep live stock out of the suction port.

Even with the shipping costs, the LR from liverocks.com was well worth the money when i got mine. With shipping it is about what i would have to spend per pound at the LFS near my house, but the quality of rock is a million times better
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The powerheads are purely for water movement, which does aid filtration by pushing water through the rock, but they don't filter the water themselves.

The shipping cost is the reason you should by as much rock as you can now.
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What about Keys rock from saltwaterfish.com? 20-25 pounds shipped (2nd day FedEx) for $99. Sounds like a good deal considering shipping is included.

Anyone have experience with this retailer? I will be buying my LR next week.

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IMO, rock should be shipped overnight to avoid unnecessary die-off.
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What about Keys rock from saltwaterfish.com? 20-25 pounds shipped (2nd day FedEx) for $99. Sounds like a good deal considering shipping is included.

Anyone have experience with this retailer? I will be buying my LR next week.

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WAY too long for shipping !
I bet NOTIHNG would survive that trip... MAYBE a crab...
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