no current auctions, if youve got time, keep an eye out, they go up occassionally, or try emailing him? see if he'll honor the last auction price(looks like it was 125+10s&H for 50lb. or 500$ for 500#!!! 1/lb; great for those with a 1000g aquarium!
I just aquascaped my 90 with marco rocks that I got off of ebay. I emailed marco and asked him why his rocks were cheaper on ebay and he said that the price normally gets bid up so it starts low. If you time it right you can get a heck of a deal. Shipping is also cheaper. I would post you a pic of my tank but I don't know how.
JGross, I really like how you set up those rocks! Your tank looks great!
I'm glad I checked this thread out. I want to upgrade sometime in the near future but wasn't looking forward to paying an arm and a leg for more LR. When this rock is put with established LR, it eventually becomes "live" itself, right?
in the simplest form, live rock simply means it has the bacteria that sustains a salt water aquarium. this happens within a month, and doesnt even require seeding.
some call it live rock when it has corralline, IME this requires seeding, but its accomplished through simple things like adding a single peice of coral which will have some corraline on its base.
and lastly, what some want in liverock, is beneficial hitch hikers, which is why "uncured" LR is actually in demand, this means random critters, and corals that will still be alive and such. some consider that the best part of buying live rock. so much that we buy doesnt even have anything like this though, ussually we are paying so much for some simple corraline algea, and perhaps hair algea or diatom to go wtih it.