05-10-2007, 05:03 PM
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Re: errrrrr liverock!!!
Originally Posted by usmc121581
Originally Posted by sean117Ply
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.