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post #1 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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errrrrr liverock!!!

Is it absolutely crucial that you have live rock??? I ask this because it is TOO expensive!!! here in Australia it is 15 dollars a Kilo. For everyone that uses pounds its roughly 2.2lbs

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 07:06 AM
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Hi mate, @ $15 a kg up here on the Gold Coast, not sure how much it is down there but you could buy a kg here and there till you have the amount you need and it wont break the bank.
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Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
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16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 09:20 AM
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Is it absolutely crucial that you have live rock??? I ask this because it is TOO expensive!!! here in Australia it is 15 dollars a Kilo. For everyone that uses pounds its roughly 2.2lbs
So thats $15/2.2lbs. That is a good price for that. It can cost here in the USA at LFS anywhere between $7-10/Lb
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 01:45 PM
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Live rock is expensive, but when you look at what you will be spending overhaul to setup & maintain your tank you will realise it's not that expensive after all!
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 04:03 PM
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Is it absolutely crucial that you have live rock??? I ask this because it is TOO expensive!!! here in Australia it is 15 dollars a Kilo. For everyone that uses pounds its roughly 2.2lbs
So thats $15/2.2lbs. That is a good price for that. It can cost here in the USA at LFS anywhere between $7-10/Lb
Ah the classic, "everyone is American" method. You forgot to do an exchange rate as well. Currently it runs, 1.0000 Australian Dollar = 0.8278 U.S. Dollar, or about a $1.18 to one Aus dollar.

It's still cheaper though. Keep in mind that Oz has tremendous importation laws to protect the environment. Don't even fool yourself into thinking you will buy a pleco for your freshwater tank.

In short you don't necessarily need live rock but it can really help. With enough maintenance a canister filter can keep a fish only clean but will require more maintenance than with live rock as you won't have some of the same benefits.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-10-2007, 07:02 PM
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sorry sean117Ply, I didn't see the price you wrote, my bad.

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
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Ah the classic, "everyone is American" method. You forgot to do an exchange rate as well.

yeah i do know about the exchange rate, but was unawear of what are dollar is worth over there.

The fish are cheeper than live rock in fact some african cichlids are more expensive then saltwater fish, well here in melbourne anyway.

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Check out my 29g grow out (quite a mixed bunch)
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