live rock

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Zenith, 31 Jul 2009.

  1. Zenith

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    Hi all

    I need to get live rock, is fiji good live rock and what should i pay for it in pta.
    What other live rock do you recomend.
    How will i id the fiji live rock to make sure it is good.

    Thanks
    Have a great weekend
     
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  3. Fishfood

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    Hi Zenith,
    Yes Fiji is really good if you can get it.
    Most LFS stock Kenyan.
    I have found that Kenyan generally comes in bigger pieces (more difficult to aquascape with),less interesting shapes and usually contains less life forms than fiji.
    Good quality Fiji may have lots of calcerous algae (coralline),sponges etc. on it.
    Most LFS sell Kenyan LR for just over R100 per kg - I'm not sure how much Fiji would cost but it shouldn't be that much more.
    Let me know if you manage to find some good Fiji - all I've been able to get in JHB is Kenyan.
    Also remember that if you buy uncured LR you must cure it first in a separate tank before adding it to your display.
     
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    Zenith

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    Hi Fishfood

    I found some fiji (or i hope) for R150 in centurion
    gona pick it up today or 2morrow
     
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    Fiji live rock is much lighter in weight than the kenyan live rock...
    Fiji live rock is also very porous whereas kenyan live rock is more solid form...
     

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