so last night i was calling around to some lfs' looking to see who had some good prices on pumps.
one lfs said they had no pumps, then said they were going out of business. last day is thursday.
cut to the chase:
today i show up and all they have left is a few fish and a little bit of live rock. i look at the fish. a few cinnamon and clarki clowns, a few groupers, and a niger trigger. nothing i can have since i already have a cinnamon. and will be doing a community reef.
so i go look at the rock. fair amount. looks half way decent. no corraline, no life. jsut bacteria. but still better than base rock. i ask how much. he says, the fiji and marshal island are 5.99 a pound. and the tonga branch is 8.99 a pound.. but, since it's all that's left, i jsut want to get rid of it (literally all the shelves were empty, tanks were being torn down. the place was half gutted - bankruptcy)
anyway, he says how about 2 bucks a pound. i figure cool. 2 is good for this rock, specially the tonga. so i picked some of the tonga, only came to 10 pounds. needed 15 more (i had 50 bucks on me) so i was looking through it and the owners husband says,
"hell take it all" i rpelied, sorry, only brought 50 bucks with me, enough for 25. so he says "ok, take it all for 50 bucks!"
so i bought it and brought it home.. weighed it.. 115 pounds!!!! for FIFTY BUCKS
then i separated them. about 15 pounds of pretty solid base rock. about 25 pounds of good sized tonga branch. (one piece alone is over 15" long) about 40 pouns of marshal island rock, about 30 pounds of fiji. and about 5 pounds of coral skeetons, like candy canes, brains etc.. and some rubble.
not a bad deal
now, i jsut have to find room for it along with the 60 pounds of fiji i alrady have, and the 20 pounds of dry base i bought last night (similar to hirocks)
275 pounds of rock !?!?!?!?
but hey, HOW could i even think about passing it up.
i know i wont have room for all of it, so i may have some rock for sale, real cheap, soon