LIVE ROCK PHOTOS & PRICING

Live Rock from the South Pacific and Indo-Pacific


Please note ...
Indonesia area sources and Fiji are both closed currently for corals and (wild-collected) live rock. We have no date for expected opening at either site. However, there is Fiji cultured live rock, which is shown below.


Our live rock is collected by hand in the South Pacific. We "meet the plane" and immediately deliver the live rock to your airline. It's our belief that the sooner we can get your live rock to you, the better it will be and the sooner it will cure. All of the out-of-water photos within this page were taken immediately after the live rock arrived ... directly out of the box, uncured and this is the type of live rock you can expect to see.

Since many of types of live rock that used to be available are now off-line, we have moved the photos and information about these other types of live rock to another page ...

Live Rock Archive Page


FIJI CULTURED LIVE ROCK

There is Fiji live rock! They found it! The lost rock. This is cultured and made from a combination of cement, oyster shell, and (coral) sand and bits. It has been under water over three years now and looks great. It is not actual old eroded coral pieces, but the overall visual effect is pretty close to what a reef of good Fiji live rock looked like. So it is not wild coral pieces, but the coverage makes up for it. It is encrusted with all kinds of the usual Fiji corallines and such. Current schedule has it arriving to LAX on Wednesdays with Fiji fish shipments, so Thursday to you.


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock



Fiji Cultured Live Rock - Air-freighted

1 Box - $6.50 - 48 lbs. - $312.00
2 Boxes - $6.50 - 96 lbs. - $624.00 - ($312.00 per box)
3 Boxes - $6.35 - 144 lbs. - $914.40 - ($304.80 per box)
4 Boxes - $6.25 - 192 lbs. - $1200.00 - ($300.00 per box)

Shipping cost to your airport is not included, you will pay your shipping to the airline when you pick up your order.
FedEx may also be available on a prepaid basis.








Fiji Cultured Live Rock

Fiji Cultured Live Rock

Fiji Cultured Live Rock

Fiji Cultured Live Rock

Fiji Cultured Live Rock

Thanks to John M. of Virginia for the following photos of his Fiji cultured live rock after curing, and the following comments ...


"Some quick mobile phone pics of the rocks are attached. They cured surprisingly quick. Just under a week-and-a-half. Without a skimmer no less, just a good-sized water change every 2-3 days. The amount of life showing up already is surprising as well. Pink, purple, and red coralline is beginning to take hold. Dozens of tunicates. And even a few zoanthids."



Then a bit later ...


"Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention there is some type of SPS coral growing on the live rock already too. Just noticed it two nights ago when my lights went into the actinic range just before shutting off for the night. It's barely the size of a tic-tac candy so too soon tell if it'll be encrusting or branching. But there's enough 'skin' and poly definition to make me 90% certain it's SPS (green with red polyps by the look of it). Either way, a very cool surprise especially this early on."




Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock


Fiji Cultured Live Rock

We ship to just about all major U.S. airports and many secondary (connection) locations as well. If you wish to confirm shipping availability to your airport prior to ordering, just send us an email or give us a call. We can give you an idea of what your shipping costs will be based on your airport. Shipping costs average $1.00 per pound. But one box shipments will just be the minimum charge the airline has for airfreight since it is way under a hundred pounds. Your domestic shipping LAX to you, you will pay directly to the airline when you pick up your live rock. FedEx may also be available on a prepaid basis.

Leadtimes for the various livestock products can fluctuate and are dependent on where your live rock or corals originate from, as the incoming flights may arrive on different days. Due to this, ship days may vary.

Also, we place our orders several days in advance of the incoming shipments. If your order is placed prior to our ordering day, your order may arrive in approx. five days (or sooner), but if your order is placed just after our ordering day (deadline), your order will more than likely arrive with the subsequent incoming shipment, which can be a week+ later. Also, there can be delays during certain times of the year. Planning ahead is crucial when scheduling your livestock order ... if you would like to find out what the shipping schedules are in advance of placing your order, just send us an e-mail message or give us a call.

We do not ship to the Los Angeles metropolitan area or Canada.


Also see ...





Currently Walt Smith Co. pre-weighs the boxes to 48 pounds. The following was written when rock box weights varied: If your live rock comes in lighter than the paid estimated weight, you will receive a refund for the difference immediately. If your live rock comes in heavier than the estimated amount, a prompt payment for the difference is expected and appreciated. The legal weight of your live rock for CITES permits, Fish & Wildlife clearance, etc., is determined at the place of origin and is on the invoice we receive. See our article "Rock Weights" linked below.

Rock Weights




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