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Old 04-01-2014, 12:25 AM   #21
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Wow! Really nice!
I would suggest getting dry rock off of dr. Foster and smith. It's a little over 2$ a pound. You should be able to get free shipping too.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:40 AM   #22
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Okay thank you for all the help!

It will just be live rock in the tank for awhile, I'm looking into making my own rock so I can supplement some live rock. Where I live, the live rock is $12 a pound, over $1400 on live rock seems way to steep for me... I get that it's an expensive hobby, but when the live rock costs more then my entire set up will just seems ridiculous.

Have you looked for dry rock or base rock it's usually at lest half as much as the live rock and it all ends up the same in the end
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Free shipping on rock? I thought that would be nearly impossible... I'm really hoping to go to the city soon and see how much I can get live rock for (I'm wanting $5/pound...) it just sucks we don't have a lot of sw hobbiests here, every once and awhile you see sw stuff pop up online in my area, and it's all dirt cheap, but until now it didn't matter.
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Buy it on ebay and have it mailed to you. Get dry rock, it's definitely cheaper.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #25
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Hey guys! I tried my hand at some DIY live rock. This is the out come. I tried 3 different recipes.... And only one of them seems to be holding up.... Hopefully the rest harden more because they're really crumbly. But I like the way they look (couldn't find white cement sadly)

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:56 PM   #26
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Don't they have to cure for a crazy amount of time or something?
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There sitting in freshwater right now. They'll be in there for a few months with lots of water changes until I can get the rest of my tank together. Everywhere says around 6 weeks though.
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For some reason I remember it being around 8 months. Not as bad as I thought.

They definitely look cool.
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Today is the day to get all the plumbing... Problem is. I can't find 1 connections! Just pipe.... Can I use a flexible hose to bring the water into the sump (then I won't need any connections)... Does it actually matter what the plumbing is made from?
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