I've read all of the LR question streams and got a lot of good information from them. Thanks.
But I have another to ask. I'll be setting up a 120 gallon reef tank shortly and need to purchase lots of LR. My LFS doesn't have any of the $6/lb Fiji rock, but has lots of the $10/lb Tonga/Marshall Rock. At that rate, I'll have to sell one of my kidneys (probably more) to get about 180 lbs of rock.
My LFS says if get 150 lbs of base rock with about 30 lbs of good LR, that will be enough to seed, and establish the bio filter in about a month or two. Any thoughts on this?? I'm a little concerned about the aesthetics of having so much bleached white rock for what could be a year (?) before it starts to color up.
I've been considering another alternative.... Getting some base rock from the LFS, and some LR from them as well. But also ordering about 75lb of cured LR from a good online place (if one actually exists....).
My LFS told me there are no online places that sell totally cured, LR ready to put in the tank. But obviously, they are not impartial....
I've looked at several online retailers who claim to sell cured LR, and ship 2nd day (with next day as an option). These include Saltwaterfish.com, Reefhotspot and Aquacon.
Does anyone have any experience with them, or any good experiences with online retailers of cured LR?