A couple of questions because I have seen mixed opinions everywhere.
When FIRST starting your setup, is there any real benifit in getting 50 lbs of "Live Rock" as compared to 50 lbs of "Dry" Rock.
Same thing with sand, is there any benefit from going with "Live Sand" as opposed to just Sand.
New Tank Details:
Coralife 125 Protein Skimmer
200w Jager Thermometer
I am leaning more towards live rock from affordable aquatics and Carib Sea Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand - 40 lb
but I am on the fence on dry/live rock. I am in no hurry to have the system up and running in a week. I just want to make sure I have everything I need and let the tank cycle and let everything settle in before I start adding fish.
The two I am between are:
One from MacroRocks - Dry Rock
Affordable Aquatics Fiji Live Rock
Both are nearly Identical in price.
Any help is appreciated as you can see I am a newbie here