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Finding Live Rock in Canada (or near)
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Crystal
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Location: New Brunswick, Canada

PostPosted: 2006.08.04(Fri)9:16    Post subject: Finding Live Rock in Canada (or near) Reply with quote

I'll admit I don't know much about live rock I started to research it and talked to the guy at my LFS about it and he told me that they can't even get it in anymore, all they have is what is in their tanks (which he flat-out told me is NOT for sale).

So, I'm wondering, has anyone from Canada or even the Northern or Eastern US been able to get some? Is it the kind of thing I could get from a store somewhere and have them ship it to me or do I need to find it locally or do without?
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Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2006.08.04(Fri)9:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's plenty in Toronto... check out www.aquariumpros.ca for ads once in a while in case a hobbyist has some for sale sometime coming up.

You other option is to have someone ship you a small bit of quality live rock to seed some base rock or some DIY aragonite concrete rocks.

How handy are you?
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Crystal
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PostPosted: 2006.08.04(Fri)10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great site, Thanks!

I am in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. According to MapQuest I am about 950 miles from Toronto.

Does live rock survive that kind of shipping?
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Crystal
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PostPosted: 2006.08.11(Fri)17:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a good place to buy Live Rock that has experience shipping?

Preferably I would like to find someone who has ordered it online before and had good experiences with it.

Thanks!
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LunarFlame
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PostPosted: 2006.08.12(Sat)10:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crystal-- Aqua Creations in Halifax sells liverock still, as do the Pets Unlimited stores in Halifax as well. I know it's closer than Toronto, but still a bit to travel.

They may ship it for you possibly.

I as well ordered live rock from JL aquatics and it was very resonably priced:
http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/mainpage.php
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Crystal
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PostPosted: 2006.08.12(Sat)10:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the luck, would you believe I was just in Halifax on Wednesday?!

I have emailed both stores asking about their Live Rock, hopefully I'll hear back. Thanks!!!

Was your experience good ordering from JL? I have looked at their site before but was cautious because I didn't want to order and get something not like what I wanted. What type did you order?
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PostPosted: 2006.08.12(Sat)19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the fiji liverock and I was more than satisfied. It arrived very quickly and was packed very well. If you have to order from anyone in canada, I would make it them!
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