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Live rock group buy

Discussion in 'Group Buys, Deals and Specials' started by JuanGutz, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like there may be a few people interested in some live rock. Just starting this so we can get it in the works. There’s a few places we can order from and I’m sure more we will learn about more. So who all is in?
     
  2. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm down
     
  3. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yeah I’ve check the website out and had the same question as you about the Fiji. I think someone will have to call and find out.
     
  5. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Fiji is not available for the foreseeable future.
     
  6. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    They have no more fiji left in LA. The boat rock is all gone - they had to cancel my order. They did have some regular air-shipped rock, but it is significantly more expensive - I don't need the air-shipped stuff since nothing lives on it anyway and it looks the same as boat rock once it is cured... I just want the structure, form and bacteria which is all the same between air-freight and boat.

    Somebody will pick up this slack with boat rock... but it will take a few months. ...maybe Bali? These guys have freighters and equipment that they won't want to site idle.
     
  7. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for the info @jda123.

    Saltwaterfish.com is selling 45-50 lbs of 'ultra premium Fiji live rock' for $119.99 shipping was $44.34 to my address. That's $3.29 a pound with shipping. Doesn't seem to be any breaks on shipping for quantity. I wonder if they actually have any rock in stock. I'm tempted to put in an order.
     
  8. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    @neil82 if you find out more let us know I’d be down to go in with you and split shipping.
     
  9. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm down for 20 pounds or so
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  10. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    If this happens in the near future I’d be in for some to add to the mix
     
  11. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    You guys want to post up how many pounds you each want? I'm looking for about 50 pounds.
     
  12. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  13. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Man would be nice to be able to get better pricing for more rock ordered.
     
  14. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

  15. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’d split a box w someone
     
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  16. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    At that price, all of that is probably boat rock... nobody ships air-freighted rock via UPS, it goes to DIA freight (usually Southwest) to get back into water the same day that it was boxed.

    None of this matters... it should still be phosphate free, full of diversity and ready to denitrify and filter the water once it is cured. This is the kind that I always buy since I see no need of paying 2-3x more for all of the surface stuff to die in the cycle.

    I cannot find anybody with 300-500 lbs. There are only a few places in LA that have rock, so I would not be shocked if all of these places are out of stock. Please post if you get some confirmation that your order is inbound.

    FWIW, and I will keep my soap-box short, this rock is significantly cheaper than using dry/dead rock and paying later on for all of the issues with it.
     
  17. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I could split a box with someone for now. I'm in Lafayette if someone wants to go in.
     
  18. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I just ordered a handful of boxes from blue zoo. We'll see if they actually ship, or not. I got some of the Pukani and some of the Tokota.
     
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  19. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    My boxes shipped for arrival on Thursday. I guess that they have live rock. I would get it while you can... it might be a while once this is gone.
     
  20. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Pulled the trigger on one box!
     

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