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Live rock price questions.
Old 06-27-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
 
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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Old 06-27-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
 
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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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Old 06-27-2008, 12:43 PM   #3
 
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.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
 
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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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Old 06-27-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
 
I found it... it calls Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society here is the link to their website http://www.pnwmas.org/
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 07-01-2008, 01:25 AM   #7
 
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.
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