Base Rock / Live Rock

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  1. DeanT

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    Hi All
    over the holidays , i had setup my tank to cycle for a long period and now and a little stuck .
    i have managed to find another tank , which is bigger , and therefore need more of everything.
    i wanted to know if there is a big difference between live rock , and base rock (as some call it )
    i prefer the base rock look , and wanted to use this rather than the LFS Live rock ( that is a rip off in price)

    also can anyone direct me to a place to find large pieces of "base" rock in cape town , or surrounding areas,at decent prices.
    i am not prepared to pay a LFS for taking the rocks off the beach , and charging for it.
    the tank is going to be 2.5m x 90 x 90 , so the bigger the pieces , obviously the better
    thanks
     
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    @DeanT, R & R has base rock for R25/kg If I remember correct and have nice big and flat pieces.
     
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    thanks 2time , will give them a call and see what they have
    when you need big pieces @ R25/KG , rocks get expensive and i am sure they don't pay anything near the prices they charge.
    LFS - what can you do :D
     
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    lol, Im sure they will give you a better price if you take a couple of kgs.
     
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    Hi guys where is R & R?
     
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    cape town , near diep river , go down wynberg main road towards diep river, go past the fork at the robots, that takes you to pnp constantia , there is a ok center on the left , R & R have a side store as you drive in on the right.

    hope this makes sense
     
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    Also if you did not know. If you put the base rock in with a few pieces of live rock the base rock will eventually begin showing signs of being live :thumbup:

    Bit of obvious information for you :biggrin:
     
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    @DeanT, the rock they have I was told is dead Indonesian rock.
     
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    cool , will give them a visit on the W end
     
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