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Old 09-05-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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live rock question

how many pounds per gallon?
is there a certian type thats better for the base, middle top?
in your opinion what is the best type of live rock?
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for a reef system and if your DSB/LR will be the biological filtration for your tank then most folks suggest 1.5-2 pounds per gallon. If budget is tight you can fill a large percentage of that with base rock and top it off with actual LR.

I don't know of any difference for where you place the LR itself.

I personaly like the Fiji LR I have in my tank, nice variety of shape with lots of nooks and cranies for the fish to hide in and swim through. I don't personally like the tonga, just seems too plain for my taste. i'm not suggesting Fiji is "Better" or that tonga is "worse". This is simply my opinion as far as asthetics goes.
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thanx for your help billyz, i think im going too go with some base rock and live rock , im not sure of a good price of live rock but it is all around $8.99 - $10.00.
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I believe one of our members here, bought 40 lbs for $170 including shipping.. or something like that..
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i posted a question in that forum asking if they ship to canada or not.
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Gulf-View ROCKS!!!

I received 250 pounds of Gulf-View "base" rock on June 27, 2003. My cost was $2.00/pound, plus shipping. It was unbelieveable! I have posted a detailed account of my experience with it, along with pictures. Here are the links:

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In short, I think Gulf-View's rock, prices, and service cannot be beat. Their seed rock was originally lace rock from the Bahamas, so it's lighter and more porous than other Florida aquacultured rocks. It's been down something like 13 years, so the life on it is truly amazing.

Feel free to email me for additional pictures or information.
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Thats for sure, BTW posted back about the shipping to canada.
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I originally had some rock that was either Fiji, Tonga or both...then I got a few more pounds to finish off the tank and it was from Brazil and very nice. I just thought I would mention that since it seems like an unusual source.
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