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post #1 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Live rock price questions.

Please let me know the live rock that is posting on this CL is good price?

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/hsh/710357133.html

What do I need to know before I buy those live rock? How big are 16lbs of live rocks? Is this enought rock for my 26G tank? My 26G tank is having lava and tufa in it. I can still use tufa and lava as base rock right? Thanks.

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35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
20 lbs of live sand
currently own a yellow tail damsey.
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 09:39 AM
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16 Lbs is not much at all. In the post, he explains that it is 1 large and 1 small rock. You are buying used rock of which you do not know the condition, or type, nor the quality of care under which it has been kept. I would recommend against such a purchase. If you are looking to save, you can use some base rock, but again, I would recommend against using lava or tufa rock. Seek out local Reef or Marine Clubs. You can often get well cared for Live Rock for a fraction of the retail cost. as an example, I was sold about 50lbs of premium fiji rock for $75 from a member of the club. I was given about 20 lbs of base rock at no charge from another member, I purchased about 20 lbs from the LFS at $8 per pound, then purchased about 50 lbs of Fiji LR and live base rock for $50 from yet another member of the local club.

You will want about 50lbs for your tank, more if it's poor quality or dense heavy rock.

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much. I will not try to buy it then. I am going google for portland Reef or Marine Clubs, mean while if you know any website that associate with this club, please let me know.

26G bow front.
PS75 Protein Skimmer
2 Powerhead (1 for 30 gallon tank , the other one for 50 gal that I got from petco)
1 Lighting is the 15 Watts Ocean Sun 10,000k PC.
35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
20 lbs of live sand
currently own a yellow tail damsey.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 02:19 PM
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You're very welcome, I'll let you know if I happen upon any clubs local to your area.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I found it... it calls Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society here is the link to their website http://www.pnwmas.org/

26G bow front.
PS75 Protein Skimmer
2 Powerhead (1 for 30 gallon tank , the other one for 50 gal that I got from petco)
1 Lighting is the 15 Watts Ocean Sun 10,000k PC.
35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
20 lbs of live sand
currently own a yellow tail damsey.
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-27-2008, 09:39 PM
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Well there you go. See what you have to do to join up. then, especially if they have a club forum, keep an eye out for members selling off their rock. members often recovering from MTS (multi-tank syndrome) will sell off their unneeded rock and equipment for a good price. It's also a great way to get corals. members will share, donate, trade, or sell coral frags (fragments) very inexpensively.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-01-2008, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yes that's true.... I see members from local club offers other members free frags... they are really nice people. Right now I am not taking any frags I just want to get a new lighting then thinking about corals.

26G bow front.
PS75 Protein Skimmer
2 Powerhead (1 for 30 gallon tank , the other one for 50 gal that I got from petco)
1 Lighting is the 15 Watts Ocean Sun 10,000k PC.
35 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of lava and tufa rocks that used as the base rock
20 lbs of live sand
currently own a yellow tail damsey.
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