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    Senior Member yellowtang's Avatar
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    Exclamation hello you all.

    has anybody here heard off "hirocks"
    dry rock which could be used instead of
    live rock.........there is a thread on this topic.
    that states live rock is the biggest "ripoff"
    as the rock eventually dies after 3 months.
    any suggestions on this topic...and where can
    here in Canada one can get hawaii "hirocks.
    anybody knows anything about this.

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    Just out of curiousity, where is this thread?
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    The only thing that happens with LR is that the life on it continues to grow..., unless..., someone left it high & dry for a few days, then sure it is probably dead. I too am curious about seeing this thread. IMO, it's probably a marketing ploy.

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    I imagine its the thread on RC. liverock is essential but, you can suppliment it by using dead rock which in turn will be seeded over time. HIROCKS have a very good product and reviews. you can use both or even DIY some rock and top it off with liverock.

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    This is one large RC thread which discusses the need for LR http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=429539 It doesn't mention a die-off of LR in three months but does suggest 3 months in needed to colonize dead rock. However, it doesn't make sense that LR would die off while dead rock would colonize and come to life.

    One problem with having only a small amount of LR in your tank is biodiversity - the more LR, the greater the biodiversity and ecological stability of the tank.
    Nick

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    thanks.

    as the thread says......
    one can only wonder on the benefits of
    spending big bucks on rocks.
    I too would like to have a beautiful tank without
    having to spend 1000s on live rock.
    since I got fish only tank........I like to start adding
    any kind of rock to my tank live/dry.
    here in ottawa what is the average price of LR?
    and if so, who could I buy from at a descent price.
    suggestions welcome.
    thanks.

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    Aquaria.ca sells live rock....
    http://aquariacanada.com/osCommerce/...+rock&x=4&y=10

    FIJI - 7.99 pound
    Vanuatu - 9.99 pound

    You can also check out Marinescape on Carling Avenue. They sells LR from different places, prices range from 7.99-9.99.
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    I believe the RC thread was pointing out there was no need to buy 100% LR when base rock will be colonized within a few months. As with all things on RC there is much arguing regarding the need for 100% LR.

    It's my opinion that you can mix base with live, however, the biological filtration will take time to build up. If you go slowly increasing bio-load, there should be no problems going 50/50 or perhaps more.
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    And to answer OPs question, hirocks sem to be highly regarded as a baserock supplier. Just note, it should not be used "instead of" but rather to compliment existing live rock.
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