Dry rock

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by ReefingInCabot, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    Does any of the stores around here have a good selection of dry rock?
  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Not that I've seen. Reef Cleaners sells some awesome phosphate free live rock. I think it comes in 10,25 and 50lb boxes. It's very easy to cut/break if you need to or want to be creative.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  3. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    I just hate to not be able to pick out what I want. I suppose I can cut it up and epoxy if I have to
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  4. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    I'm leaning toward a minimalist approach. Something appealing in appearance and allowing better water circulation. I'm really looking into a bare bottom or very little substrate
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  5. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    Well even if you pick out the rocks there is no guarantee they’ll just fit together how you want ... I am running bare bottom and like it except for I can’t just place a plug in the sand ... gotta use a frag rack or plug rock. BUT I’m also not constantly blowing sand off of the rocks or low lying corals like in my 29. My fish like to redecorate for me!
  6. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    I expect to cut, drill, chip away some but I also want rocks that will work without a lot of extra work.

    I want to lift them off the bottom about an inch using acrylic rod.
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  7. Bev

    Bev Plankton

    Try Marine World in Hot Springs, they have a good selection of dry, live and, coral rock as well as sandstone slabs to use under the rocks as pedestals to get them off the floor of the tank. Best place in the state I've found to get rock.
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  8. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    Picked up new carbon arrows for my son this weekend. I kept the trimmed shafts, may see how they work as stilts. Drill the rock and epoxy into the rock to stand off the bottom.

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  9. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member


    Kevin at Paradise pets usually keeps several boxes of dry rock, some on display and some of the man made stuff that is already colored purple.
  10. ReefingInCabot

    ReefingInCabot Plankton

    Hey Kim, where is the store located
  11. LJC6780

    LJC6780 Grouper

    The fish tank in LR has a couple large tubs of live rock and usually some dry too.

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