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Live rock price questions.
Please let me know the live rock that is posting on this CL is good price?
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.
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.
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.
You're very welcome, I'll let you know if I happen upon any clubs local to your area.
I found it... it calls Pacific Northwest Marine Aquarium Society here is the link to their website http://www.pnwmas.org/
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.
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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