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post #21 of 30 Old 01-12-2007, 12:20 AM
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location of LFS in austin????

Where is the LFS in Austin that you go to cafe? I've been looking for a good place to get some decent rock and that place sounds great.
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post #22 of 30 Old 01-12-2007, 03:32 PM
Aquatek, River City, and Aquadome. the Dome has great $30 prices on large pieces of LR covered in mushrooms.
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post #23 of 30 Old 04-16-2007, 07:39 PM
10 to 13 a pound in maryland ,,, i wish 8$ a pound
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post #24 of 30 Old 04-16-2007, 11:08 PM
I just but from the local fish store.... at $7.99 a pound!!!!!!!! anyways you are lucky to have starfish and nice LR. You definitely want to keep you tank running in good condition. :D
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post #25 of 30 Old 04-30-2007, 08:24 AM
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Lancaster, PA you can get LR anywhere from $4.99 to $6.99 a pound. Bulk discounts too. Pretty sweet.
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post #26 of 30 Old 05-18-2007, 02:18 PM
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It's true I picked this up for 5.99/lb at my lfs...of course I have no idea what it is though :)
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post #27 of 30 Old 05-24-2007, 02:16 PM
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You can buy live rock in the Virginia Beach area for $799/lb and $899/lb, notthing good either. Teh majority of their rock are huge bolder pieces though.

55gal tank
SeaClone Protein Skimmer 100
All-glass 200watt heater
All-glass 24" Fluorescent 19 watt bulbs
Live Sand (50lbs?)
Live Rock
1 Coral Beauty (purple/orange)
1 Clark clown fish
1 dragon wrasse
1 Bangaii Cardinal

20gal tall tank
4 Goldfish


1 crowntail betta tank w/undergravel filter
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post #28 of 30 Old 09-21-2007, 10:10 PM
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When I was setting my tank up I purchased a large piece of LR at "The Coral Reef" in Knoxville TN (I live about 2 hrs. and 20 minutes North in KY). I purchased a large quantity of stuff and I was lucky enough to get an 11 lb. piece covered in coraline (sp?) algae, purple and bright red specks abound w/small starfish and other critters for $40.00. The regular price on this stuff (and it was the "premium blend" so to speak) was $9.99 per lb. So this piece was close to $110.00, but I got it for $40.00, but ended up spending $350.00 before it was all over. Going to get a smaller 3-5 lb. piece next time I'm there (hopefully in the early Winter).

I thought I did rather nicely myself.


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post #29 of 30 Old 10-13-2007, 08:37 PM
I remember when I first started working at the fish store, I asked that question about the color of live rock. And everyone who worked there looked at me like I was crazy and stated that live rock only is one color "purple" if it's white it's dead, and green and pink means it's on it's way to being white! So you want healthy purple coraline algee and you need strong lights to ensure that it grows and stays healty. You can keep it alive for some what of a time with fluorescent lighting. Also purple-up is a supplement that can help as well.
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post #30 of 30 Old 10-15-2007, 04:25 AM
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7.99 at the LFS in Iowa City. but they offer bulk discounts so if you buy 20lb or more its only 5.99

75g South American Cichlid
35g African Cichlid
10g Dwarf Puffers & Bumblebee Goby
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