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rmhuntley

Ok, this thread was done once, 3 years ago, so I"m starting a new one. Who here is from Oregon and where in Oregon are you?

 

I'm from Tigard

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biotronik

Aloha Oregon. Just getting back into marine. Researching my set up currently and can't wait to get going again. So far the best places I've been to are. Soutas Saltwater and Reef and Upscales fish and Reptiles. Any other places I should visit??? Please let us Oregonian's know! Also these two places don't seem to have that great of live rock to start with. Any local stores with good live rock? Or should I go with mail order?

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Beaverton

 

Bio - The best LR in town (that I've seen)...hands down...is soutas! But, they proud of it at $6.99/lb. Maybe I just got them on a good day, but the stuff I got had no less that 5-7 different colors of coralline. Very good stuff though. Fully cured under MH's so the coralline is "popping" and tons of life.

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biotronik

Onthefly-Thanx for the tip. I used to go to Soutas about 8 to 10 years ago. Had a 29 gallon reef. After two car trips to and from Denver Co. the tank was never the same. Now I'm ready again. The rock I got from Souta's back then was fantastic! Then other day though didn't look quite as good. Found a few places on line:

 

http://www.exoticfish.com/results.cfm?cat=0|1977|1690|0|0&

 

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg.....cfm?pCatId=393

 

Just don't know about mail order though. Don't really know what you get till it arrives. But some of the picks look good. Any more tips on other stores in the Portland area are appriciated.

 

Thanx

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I'm planning on placing an order with Jeff's in the next couple of months. Mostly because I want something other than fiji

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reef hugger

If you are willing to make the trip to Salem, Advanced Aquarium has a large selection. I have not there but, Waves in Lake Oswego is another place to check out.

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biotronik

Thank you to both. On the fly let me know in the how the rock comes. And joshnemily, I think I will check them out this weekend. Always good to check everyone out locally!

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rmhuntley

I love Souta's rock, last time I was there I thought it was only 5.99/lb, but I"ve been wrong before. Waves is 4 blocks from me and their livestock is limited, but very nice. I find the prices a bit high though.

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rmhuntley

I agree. The only time I"ve been in to Ryan's place, He was a great help and his prices were very good, although I didn't actually buy anything that time around(I"m addicted to browsing livestock)

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biotronik

Onthefly, some of these links have some good looking rock.

 

Amazing looking rock. Its land rock that has been placed in the ocean so I don't know how good that would be with a whole tank full but maybe a few pieces. The life on it looks great.

 

http://www.gulf-view.com/index.html

 

 

 

Another site with good looking rock.

 

http://www.liverocknreef.com/

 

 

 

A lot of different rock from all over.

 

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/scateg....ive+rock&ctt=58

 

 

One more.

 

http://www.saltycritter.com/liverock.htm

 

Again, don't know what shape it would look like when it comes but...

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biotronik

rmhuntley, I had a 2004 phone book at my desk at work and looked up Waves 17364 LWR Boonesferry Rd. Lake Oswego 509-697-4646 and I bet you already know this.... they moved and the number isn't the same. Do you have the new address and phone number? Would love to check them out. Thanx.

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Bio - Those are some good sites. I'm trying to avoid gulf rock and I think Jeff's has the best price on our side of the rockies.

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biotronik

Onthefly-Curious about the gulf rock. Is it that it isn't real live rock? Which is something that I wouldn't want a whole tank full of either. But why not a coulple of pieces? Or is it the organisams from that region? Thanks.

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I'm trying for a BB heavy skimmed tank.....the Gulf stuff is very dense and would take longer to "cook". I'm really looing for some light wieght, open LR...like kaelini or vanautuu (sp?)

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