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Old 05/05/2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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AMAZING dry rock now available for your tank!

For the last twenty years Tampa Bay saltwater has been the source for the highest quality aquacultured live rock in the industry.

I am now offering the most AMAZING rock available for your reef tank, in it's dry pre-aquacultured state!

Of course I still offer the finest quality aquacultured live rock, but
now you can use at home what I use in the Gulf of Mexico, and grow your own live rock if you want too!

This rock is incredibly porous, full of holes, nooks and crannies. I have been all over the world searching for the perfect aquaculture candidate and THIS IS IT!

This is real coral rock, the perfect host for marine organisms in your tank. This rock will mature very quickly as it is the substrate that the marine organisms and corals are looking for when they are looking for a "host" home.

This rock can be shipped very economically, as it is dry rock and does not require the handling that aquacultured rock does. This can be sent VIA UPS right to your door, and you can culture it in your own aquarium.

This rock will blow away anything else you have seen, and at a price you can afford. I am offering it at an introductory price of only

$2.50 a pound, plus shipping.

Below are some pictures of rock that I deployed in the gulf 05/05/09.


Look how well this rock stacks for aquascaping your tank!


Look at the holes in this rock!

This piece weighs eight pounds.

Holes for your fish to swim through!



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Old 05/05/2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Amazing rock!


Aquascaped rock that holds together, even on a rocking boat!

Side shot of rock.

Look at all the holes in this super porous rock!

The mask gives you a size comparison.

Incredible porosity!

I have rock from one pound like this one to larger thirty pounders!

To order rock visit my site at

www.tbsaltwater.com and fill out online order form. Rock is available for shipment today!

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Old 05/05/2009, 05:10 PM   #3
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Can you ship dry rock to Canada?


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Old 05/05/2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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No permits needed -Customs-US Fish and Wildlife

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Can you ship dry rock to Canada?
Sure can, this rock has it's own special US Customs description as the rock was submitted to them, analyzed and classified by the US Government.

This is not considered coral, as ALL other rock is that is in the Industry. So very easy to ship without any customs, or US Fish and Wildlife permit.

Also I have shipped aquacultured rock to Canada, VIA a US airport many times.
Nobody has ever encountered any problems at the border, just declare it, pay some tax as the Canadians have there own designation for cultured rock. It is taxed and recognized as 'limestone' by them. Ask here in RC there are a few of your countrymen who have done it.

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Old 05/05/2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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Very cool Richard!!!


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Old 05/05/2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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Richard what's the best way to order from you if I have a specific structure in mind that I'd like to build? Can you take a diagram and match me up with appropriate pieces? I'll need some larger ones and hopefully a few that are sort of ledge-like.

I can send you a quote request for x-number of pounds along with a diagram...

Thanks!

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Old 05/06/2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Richard what's the best way to order from you if I have a specific structure in mind that I'd like to build? Can you take a diagram and match me up with appropriate pieces? I'll need some larger ones and hopefully a few that are sort of ledge-like.

I can send you a quote request for x-number of pounds along with a diagram...

Thanks!

Brett
Online order form....

I always try to get what yall want......but is rock, so cannot be exactly as you imagine..so send your info..... I have 50,000# to choose from, will get as close as I can....

Going out again today, another 3000# is going to hit the bottom of the Gulf!!

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Old 05/06/2009, 05:05 AM   #8
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How much would it be to ship 30# to 23836


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Old 05/06/2009, 09:41 AM   #9
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For the order form do we just put what we want in the Additional comments or questions area? Safe to assume $1/lb for shipping to 14623(thats what I found looking at UPS)


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Old 05/06/2009, 09:56 AM   #10
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I have 50,000# to choose from
Seriously? I was hoping to deal with someone with a decent selection to choose from =)

Can you quote me 100lbs shipped to T2Y0C4 in Canada please? I'm guessing I will also have to pay customs fees etc on my end?


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Old 05/06/2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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order form

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For the order form do we just put what we want in the Additional comments or questions area? Safe to assume $1/lb for shipping to 14623(thats what I found looking at UPS)
Just put quantity wanted in the box on the order form.....


will check on shipping....costs...


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Old 05/06/2009, 12:43 PM   #12
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Wow!

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How much would it be to ship 30# to 23836
Having shipped fed ex priority for years, I am amazed at what the rates are for their home delivery ground service....BIG difference!

30 pounds to 14623, delivered to your door, is only $24.00 in freight charges...

Rates vary by weight , amount of boxes, and size of boxes..so I need to know the exact weight wanted...to have an accurate quote.
I can fit 30 pounds per box.....

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Old 05/06/2009, 12:45 PM   #13
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wow again!

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30# to 23836 is $21.00 in freight charges...

delivered to your door....


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Old 05/06/2009, 12:48 PM   #14
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Canada!

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Seriously? I was hoping to deal with someone with a decent selection to choose from =)

Can you quote me 100lbs shipped to T2Y0C4 in Canada please? I'm guessing I will also have to pay customs fees etc on my end?
Looks to be $165.00...plus duties and taxes you will pay on your end.....for 100# delivered to your door in freight charges!!


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Re: order form

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Just put quantity wanted in the box on the order form.....


will check on shipping....costs...


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Guess I missed the option for Dry rock, thanks.


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Old 05/06/2009, 12:55 PM   #16
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Re: Re: order form

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Guess I missed the option for Dry rock, thanks.
Lookie here

http://www.tampabaysaltwater.com/ord...pricelist.html

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Old 05/06/2009, 01:06 PM   #17
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I'm getting a box charge of $16, in the order form, when I enter 30 lbs of dry rock? Is this the shipping cost to 18901? Thanks.


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Old 05/06/2009, 01:36 PM   #18
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Another 3150 pounds hits the bottom of the gulf today 5-06-09

Got another load offshore to the aquaculture site today, 5-06-09.


Nice morning, seas flat calm



I go early!


Heading out between the islands to the Gulf



30.1 MPW with 3150 pounds of rock on board...good ole Yamaha 250 four stroke!



Sun says hello!



Nice big piece!


Lots of holes!



This piece has a flat bottom and stands up by itself.



Got rough on the way in, three to four foot waves with whitecaps, if it was like that this morning, I could not have gone out!

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I'm getting a box charge of $16, in the order form, when I enter 30 lbs of dry rock? Is this the shipping cost to 18901? Thanks.
Your shipping charge would be $22.09 for 30#..

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Old 05/06/2009, 01:58 PM   #20
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total price plus shipping of 300 pounds to 20171?

200 pounds?

100 pounds?

Thanks a lot


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Old 05/06/2009, 02:11 PM   #21
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total price plus shipping of 300 pounds to 20171?

200 pounds?

100 pounds?

Thanks a lot
300 pounds....about $254.40

you can figure about .75 to .80 a pound.....plus cost of the rock....


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Old 05/07/2009, 12:31 PM   #22
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Another beautiful flat calm day, and another 3150# of rock hits the bottom!

Was a beautiful day today, am so thankful summertime is here.
Deployed another 3150 pounds of rock to the bottom of the Gulf!

Another early morning!

On the way to the Gulf and the sun is just waking up.

Little faster going out today as it was sooooo calm!

What a day!


Holes everywhere!

Heading home, and flying along!

Still a calm day on the trip home.

I will be deploying another load tomorrow, and diving for liverock, so if you are waiting for a part two, or need liverock, this weekend will work!

Sea ya
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Old 05/11/2009, 06:57 PM   #23
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Richard, do you have small pieces of the dry rock available? Looking for some golf-ball sized pieces to put in my sump. Thanks.


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Old 05/11/2009, 07:01 PM   #24
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Richard, do you have small pieces of the dry rock available? Looking for some golf-ball sized pieces to put in my sump. Thanks.
Sure do.....is what is left in the boat after you load/unload 3150# of rock!

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Old 05/12/2009, 04:12 PM   #25
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Can I pick this stuff up locally from you?

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