Identifying Live Rock

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  1. Xereo

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    Can Anyone tell me hopw to tell the difference between Kenya and Fiji Live Rock?
    I dont want to get ripped off..

    Thank you.

    And if you could post pictures aswell that would be great
     
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  3. Slummies

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    listen carefully to the accent
     
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    anyway..

    Kenyan is not so porus, thus being cheaper. but also kenyan is very light in color with at times red macro algea.

    Fiji is darker lot more holes and lighter in weight

    Kenyan:
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    Fiji:
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    Ask it to show you some identification. If the Passport says Kenya, then it is Kenya LR. If the Passport says Fiji, then it is Fiji LR.
     
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    Nice slummies:lol:

    Kenya is normally big and round or oval shaped
    Figi is normally branched and very porus...and allot of coraline growing on the rock

    One can tell the diff from a mile away
     
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    9512 Miles to be exact... :lol::lol::lol:

    Distance from Nairobi to Suva

    Distance is 15308 kilometers or 9512 miles or 8265 nautical miles

    The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.
    Map - Shortest path between Nairobi and Suva

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    • Location for Suva
    The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.
    Heading from Nairobi

    Latitude: 1° 17'South Longitude: 36° 49'East Initial heading:119.0°East-southeast[​IMG]Final heading:66.9°East-northeast[​IMG]See other cities near Nairobi
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    Heading from Suva

    Latitude: 18° 08'South Longitude: 178° 25'East Initial heading:246.9°West-southwest[​IMG]Final heading:299.0°West-northwest[​IMG]See other cities near Suva
    Calculate distance from Suva to another location
     
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    Jaco, i already made the funny - you to late. maybe next time:p
     
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    Mooi Jaco:rockon:
     
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    Wow at you people lol.. Just wow ...
     
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    Its just because i got someone offering me 20kg's of Fiji mixed with Kenya LR
    for R85 per Kg. So im going to pickout all the Fiji.

    Only thing is it has been in a Saltwater Barrel of water for a month.

    So would the live rock still be ok?
    I guess if it doesnt smell like death?
     
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    Im at the place waiting on one of you to advise me....

    *BUMP*
     
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    check to see if it has any citters living on it. Smell it as well, if it doesnt smell like death it should be ok.
     
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    Thank You
     
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    Fiji rock at R85 per kilo is a bargain. I would buy it because it can be seeded with other liverock.
     
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    Also check for any pest organisms like aptasia etc.
     
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    Ok i baught all the Fiji Rock it was about 10kg..
    Doesnt smell very fresh. but as im using it for cycling a new tank.
    i Dont think die off will matter. Or will it?
     
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    can you post pics of it.
    Why was the ower selling? Did it come out an exsisting tank?
     
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    Ive Baught it already.
    The Owner Closed down the tank..
    It has been laying outside in still salt water for a month.
    So doesnt smell to great..
    But i will Cycle it for 2 / 3 months... im sure it should smell great by then
    Its Def Fiji Rock.

    I havnt got the rock with me. i took it home already. i can take a pic of it when i get home..

    Ps got 10kg's for R500.00
     
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    Ps. They not in water at the moment. i must put them in a cycling tank with a pump and heater..

    Going to Use tap water ( Cant Get RO Water Atm ) and Marine Salt for the cycling
     
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    Where abouts in cape town do you stay?

    I suggest you get a decent bacterial culture (like Microbe Lift Special blend) to help cure the rock.
     
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