- - live rock pricing
|purplelizard ||07-30-2009 05:43 PM |
live rock pricing
Today I called two LFS's who both were selling live rock for $9 a pound, I've seen it on craigslist and other sites forfor $3-4, but I'm concerned about buying it off craigslist. Is $9 standard and, would you buy live rock off craigslist?
|HardCory ||07-30-2009 05:54 PM |
If it's just covered in coraline algae then $9/lb sounds good. I've seen $4-$5/lb but it's just base rock. Nothing special. If you can get pics of the rock on CL then you could make a better decision. Just make sure it's purple!
|jwalker314 ||07-30-2009 06:37 PM |
my LFS has live rock for $6.99 a pound for the regular stuff and 7.99 a pound from their reef tank. both rocks have coraline algae all over them. and cheapest ive seen dry rock shipped to my area is about 2.50 a pound
|purplelizard ||07-30-2009 06:46 PM |
Sounds good, I will definetley check out the craigslist stuff a little more before I buy anything.
|purplelizard ||07-30-2009 09:13 PM |
scratch that I misread it thats dry rock not live rock
You can still get dry rock and seed it with a few pieces of LR.
I don't see why you wouldn't buy off craigslist, especially with that price. And I also don't see why it should be purple. Coraline grows everywhere. Just be sure it doesn't have aiptasia, because that sucks.
|onefish2fish ||07-30-2009 10:11 PM |
ive gotten rock from established tanks for $1 a pound, sometimes free.
join a local reefing club.
|purplelizard ||07-31-2009 01:27 PM |
Well ordering dry rock for sure would keep some money in my pocket to put towards a good skimmer, and if theres no difference after a few months I'm definetly going to consider it.
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