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liverock
05/21/2015, 10:16 AM
Loaded my boat with the first 3000 pounds of Pukani that is going offshore tomorrow to hit the bottom of the Gulf on the aquaculture site.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000774%20-%20Copy.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000774%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)

Was very interesting unloading the shipping crates as the size selection is great....from very small rubble one to two inch sizes for nano tanks and fuges....to MONSTER twenty plus inches of amazing shaped Pukani for those with large tanks.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000776.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000776.jpg.html)

Many pieces of extra large twenty plus inches pukani available now as I am emptying the crates and loading the boat.

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000777%20-%20Copy.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000777%20-%20Copy.jpg.html)



http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000778.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000778.jpg.html)

and the first three empty crates after loading about 3200 pounds of Pukani on the boat....

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000781.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000781.jpg.html)

Now is the time if you have been looking for extra large pieces....and all other sizes also.....

This Pukani is going to be the most amazing live rock available after I get done growing it on the aquaculture site!

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :dance::dance::dance:

d2mini
05/21/2015, 10:42 AM
Holy crap that's a lot of rock! :lol:

liverock
05/21/2015, 10:51 AM
Holy crap that's a lot of rock! :lol:

Yup...looks like a lot of rock...but this Pukani is so light a porous...I am amazed....the fish and inverts on the aquaculture site are going to love this rock......can't wait to see it after a few months on the bottom....going to be a thriving new reef for our Gulf critters.....

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :spin1::spin1::spin1:

cbm369
05/21/2015, 04:23 PM
Typically how long do like it to culture on the bottom before pulling it to sell?

liverock
05/21/2015, 05:08 PM
Typically how long do like it to culture on the bottom before pulling it to sell?

We are going to find out....as Pukani is new territory for me also!

sea ya
Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :lolspin::lolspin::lolspin:

liverock
05/22/2015, 09:43 AM
Woke up 5am as usual.....checked the weather....the bouy off tarpon was saying 1.6 fot seas...excellant....going to be a great day to deploy 3200 pounds of pukani on the aquaculture site....

On the ride to the dock, all the flags were hanging limp on the flag poles....

the little ponds were flat calm....was pumped....soon as I got two miles from the ramp...the flags were standing straight out....like plywood...

Got to the ramp and the fishing guides and folks that hang there said "no way you are going out today with all that rock"

But launched the boat....and headed out the channel...where it was 2 foot seas already...not good...got out between Honeymoon and 3 rooker bar...and they waves got huge...with white caps...HMMMMM not good....

But I was so heavy I could not turn around and run safely....so proceeded to idle on out to the site.

When I got there was easy 3-5 foot seas with white caps...and an occasional six footer that put water over the bow. Got anchored over the site and got that rock over the side in record time... LOL

the camera does not do justice to how bumpy it was...this is about two miles from the site on the way out..

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000782.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000782.jpg.html)

Got most of it off....FAST

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000783.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000783.jpg.html)

Anybody need Pukani rubble for there reactors or fuges....got that covered..

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000784.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000784.jpg.html)


Needless to say...will be a bit more careful checking the conditions before the next 3200 pounds goes out...the buoy report lied today.....LOL

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :rollface::rollface::rollface:

Jiinx
05/22/2015, 11:27 AM
Wow, I'm so glad you made it out safely!

liverock
05/22/2015, 12:21 PM
Wow, I'm so glad you made it out safely!

And back...that is the important part....just loaded another 3200 pounds on the boat just now...in 93 degree heat....sweating some pounds off....and I can use that!

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :spin3::spin3::spin3:

Dmorty217
05/23/2015, 12:40 PM
After the pukani is seeded what will the price per pound be?

liverock
05/23/2015, 01:04 PM
After the pukani is seeded what will the price per pound be?

Hiya

Same as all my live rock, $5 a pound!

sea ya
Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :rollface::rollface::rollface:

Dmorty217
05/23/2015, 05:47 PM
Hiya

Same as all my live rock, $5 a pound!

sea ya
Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :rollface::rollface::rollface:

Wow, what a killer price!! When will it be ready?

liverock
05/24/2015, 07:42 AM
Wow, what a killer price!! When will it be ready?

Time will tell!

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :spin3::spin3::spin3:

lmfrancis
05/24/2015, 05:15 PM
It's looks fabulous. I'm planning a 150 gallon build --the Pukani would be great. How much is the rubble? Would it be okay in my sump for my 30G?

liverock
05/25/2015, 06:59 AM
It's looks fabulous. I'm planning a 150 gallon build --the Pukani would be great. How much is the rubble? Would it be okay in my sump for my 30G?

Hey Girl!

It is amazing looking rock, am try to get the second load of 3200 pounds out to the site now...but the weather has been ugly...small craft warnings again today...

Pukani rubble is 1-2 inch pieces....perfect for fuges and pico tanks.....and is only $2 a pound.....!

Richard TBS

liverock
05/25/2015, 08:22 AM
if the weather would just cooperate...been small craft warnings down here since I put the first load on the site...

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000792.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000792.jpg.html)


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS


THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.


Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :bounce1:

reefwiser
05/25/2015, 08:29 AM
Richard you are a Mad man. LOL.

liverock
05/25/2015, 08:35 AM
Richard you are a Mad man. LOL.

I hear that at the dock a lot.....lol

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :rollface::rollface::rollface:

Breadman03
05/25/2015, 10:37 AM
if the weather would just cooperate...been small craft warnings down here since I put the first load on the site...

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/liverock/P1000792.jpg (http://s636.photobucket.com/user/liverock/media/P1000792.jpg.html)


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS


THIS AFTERNOON
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.


Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :bounce1:

Just out of curiosity, where do you fit in that picture? :eek1:

liverock
05/25/2015, 11:15 AM
Right behind the wheel...just enough room to squeeze in and pilot the boat...

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :lolspin::lolspin::lolspin:

Dmorty217
05/25/2015, 11:50 AM
Just out of curiosity, where do you fit in that picture? :eek1:

Same thing I was thinking... Also wondering how that boat still floats

liverock
05/25/2015, 06:54 PM
Not only does she float, but gets up on plane and does 33 knots fully loaded with all that rock.....!!!!

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :spin2::spin2::spin2:

liverock
05/29/2015, 03:43 PM
This is really getting old...not supposed to be like this in the summertime!


SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION OVERNIGHT

TONIGHT NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS THEN BECOMING EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

bimini_bread
05/29/2015, 09:46 PM
I agree! Where's the glassy days??

liverock
05/31/2015, 12:26 PM
I agree! Where's the glassy days??

Here again..one foot seas today YES! ..going tomorrow to deploy the load of Pukani....and then load the boat again...and again...and again....LOL...:spin2:

Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com

CuzzA
06/04/2015, 08:59 AM
Hey Richard,

You ever let folks tag along and help? I usually launch out of Ozona or Anclote, which sounds like you do too.

"WILL WORK FOR PUKANI!!!" :lmao: I'd just like to check out your site sometime.

liverock
06/04/2015, 09:40 AM
hey richard,

you ever let folks tag along and help? I usually launch out of ozona or anclote, which sounds like you do too.

"will work for pukani!!!" :lmao: I'd just like to check out your site sometime.

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