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Looking at some mariculture pieces on Divers Den. I'm drawn to several pieces that are already covering rock:

As an example: https://www.liveaquaria.com/divers-den/product/559240/instant-reef-combo-rock-indonesia

Question is, how safe are these? So far, I've only done frags that are not mariculture and of course dip. Seems there's substantial risk of pests with these. However, all of my live rock was from TBS so is are these Divers Den pieces any riskier?
 
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i'd say medium/mild risk.. those are likely compiled using "dipped" pieces (not pulled out of the ocean like that).. that said.. they can't keep everything off. most of those are also types of softies I haven't seen too many predators of...

now on a completely off topic.. ouch that is not cheap.
 
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i'd say medium/mild risk.. those are likely compiled using "dipped" pieces (not pulled out of the ocean like that).. that said.. they can't keep everything off. most of those are also types of softies I haven't seen too many predators of...

now on a completely off topic.. ouch that is not cheap.
Thank you, and thank you on the comment about the price. I was thinking they were decent prices, but maybe I'll hold off for now.
 

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Thank you, and thank you on the comment about the price. I was thinking they were decent prices, but maybe I'll hold off for now.
the GSP is very pretty, but basically a weed.. if not careful it will overrun everything in your tank. charging more than $5-10 is unfortunate (though not uncommon these days).

definitely shop around. if you have a good LFS try them as well.. there are a lot of online retailers and pricing varies greatly (even within the same one).. and liveaquaria / divers den isn't bad.. i have bought plenty of stuff there (but you NEED to check pricing)...
 

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