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Old 08-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Saving money on live rock

I have a 60 gal with only about 25lbs of LR. I want much more but its so expensive! Any suggestions? Should i add dry rock that will become live someday? Whats the cheapest route to go on this?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Finish off with dry rock you've got plenty of live rock now. Just keep in mind the weight of dry rock is lighter then live so it'll turn out to be more per pound in sense
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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Any ideas where to get cheap dry rock? Websites, stores, etc?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Most local shops that carry SW goods will sell it around $1.50-$3.00 a lb if not try bulkreefsupply
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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reefcleaners.org
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From firsthand experience, both sell great quality rock.
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Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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Can also check out Craigslist if you do want live... I got mine for less than $3 a pound from a well established tank, the dude was just getting out of the hobby. Plus he threw in a buncha other stuff For $125 I got 45 lbs of live rock, a goby, sea urchin, snails, hermits, a heater, extra sand, food, a book on reef keeping, buckets... Just a suggestion
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Can also check out Craigslist if you do want live... I got mine for less than $3 a pound from a well established tank, the dude was just getting out of the hobby. Plus he threw in a buncha other stuff For $125 I got 45 lbs of live rock, a goby, sea urchin, snails, hermits, a heater, extra sand, food, a book on reef keeping, buckets... Just a suggestion
+1 for CL make it your best friend if you wanna save some serious money in the SW hobby
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+1 for CL make it your best friend if you wanna save some serious money in the SW hobby
Never buy live rock off craigslist dont make that mistake
. Theres usally reason people get out of the hobby. You have no clue what he/she put in tank including Copper.. its a metal your never removing period. Dont do it...
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Never buy live rock off craigslist dont make that mistake
. Theres usally reason people get out of the hobby. You have no clue what he/she put in tank including Copper.. its a metal your never removing period. Dont do it...
Enough copper dosed you will never sustain corals for a long period of time.
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