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Old 12-17-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Possibly adding more rock

I had a few questions concerning adding more rock. First of all, I find it hard to pass up .89 cents a pound. I Currently have about 60# of fiji live rock in my 55 gallon. I was thinking of adding about 20-ish or so more with that good of a deal. Would the florida dry work ok with the fiji?

First of all have people had good experiences with marco rocks?

2nd, How would I go about putting this rock in my aquarium? Should I 'cure' it even though its dry/dead rock? if so for how long?

And whats the best way of adding it? I'm starting to get a small amount of coraline growth and dont want to shut off any light to it. I'm not sure what would be the easiest way to stack it.. LOL. I also dont want to stress out my fish too much.

I figure my fish could use a few more hiding spots. Thought I'd get some input on this
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I have used mark's base rock and been pleased. I have found there are quite a few dried out critters (which could cause an ammonia spike). It is SUPER porous and great stuff.
If I were adding it, I would find the critters, scrub them off and put them in a tote for about a week and test for ammonia. If you don't see ammonia, you can add it to your tank.
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Great, thanks a lot
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I had a few questions concerning adding more rock. First of all, I find it hard to pass up .89 cents a pound. I Currently have about 60# of fiji live rock in my 55 gallon. I was thinking of adding about 20-ish or so more with that good of a deal. Would the florida dry work ok with the fiji?

First of all have people had good experiences with marco rocks?

2nd, How would I go about putting this rock in my aquarium? Should I 'cure' it even though its dry/dead rock? if so for how long?

And whats the best way of adding it? I'm starting to get a small amount of coraline growth and dont want to shut off any light to it. I'm not sure what would be the easiest way to stack it.. LOL. I also dont want to stress out my fish too much.

I figure my fish could use a few more hiding spots. Thought I'd get some input on this
I just bought some of the same rock. .89 cent a LB is an Awesome deal.
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They have a good reputation. I`ve heard good things about them. The rock will become live after a while.
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Did they ship out your order yet? When did you order again?
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Did they ship out your order yet? When did you order again?

I just ordered #20 earlier today. Should ship out today or tomorrow I imagine. I havent heard yet.
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Yeah I order yesterday says same day or next day I still haven't heard anything yet I guess will go from there...
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Sorry guys, but you are in for a disappointment.

I ordered rock from him back in August, I still don't have it. He gave me exuse after excuse throughout August and September, it was always just two weeks away "promise."

Then he made up this whole story about Fiji being hard to contact (its not, it has phones and internet) and a huge conspiracy about illegally harvested rock over the annual quota freezing everything.

Then in November he stopped answering his phone. Stopped answering his email. Stopped updating his website.

Hopefully you have better luck with the Florida (I ordered Fiji), I still don't have my money back
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It seemed to be he was still waiting on Fiji. So Im hoping alls well with the florida rock, apparently lots in stock. I've heard mostly good things from his site. I'm hopefull
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