I wanted to thank everyone on this board for putting up with my endless questions over the past nine months or so. Thanks to all your suggestions and helpful response I've finally got my tank up and running. :beer:
It's Marshall Island Rock (expesive but really worth it in terms of the life that came on it - I've got at least 12 Astrea snails, vermetid snails, bunches of feather duster worms, caulpera, and unfortunately, green bubble algae :funny: )
I got it at a LFS - paid more than I would have on line but I was able to watch the rocks for a little over two weeks, pick out the pieces I wanted - hence the arch - and transport them home in water. All of which made the price worth it. An added advantage was that the tank went through its cycle in a little under three days.
I know that's blasphemy on this board but I did have a Ammonia spike, followed by a teeny, tiny bit of Nitrite and Nitrate and the readings have been zero for over a week now :dance: It also allowed me to support a LFS, which I felt very good about.
I heard about that place, but it wasn't open before I left for Germany in Feb. I still don't know when I will be back, but when I do get back I will have to check it out! So is it any good, apart from having good LR?
It's a pretty small shop and he is just getting started but the fish seem healthy and he has a nice collection of leather corals. He also has some equipment - but the equipment is a bit over-priced. Seems like a really nice guy and the live rock is (as noted) excellent.