Finally got pics of the live rock we made last week, my friend Jason originally told me about making our own live rock, then I saw the post on 3reef about making it as well. The way that Jason showed me how to make it is (in my opinion) a lot less labor intensive, there was no drilling involved! The mix consisted of crushed oyster shell, white cement, sand, some perlite(yes the type the goes in your garden) and the "magic ingredient of porousity" rock salt, Jason had this great idea to put salt pellets in the mix, which melt out of the rock as soon as you soak it. The best kind, we found, were the large salt pellets that are used for water softner systems, they are a lot larger than standard rock salt... We were able to get as many foam shipping containers as we wanted from the LFS, which are used as forming boxes, they have about 3-5 inches of sand in the bottom, we wet the sand down lightly, then formed our caves and rocks in the sand. Mixed the mixture and layered it in, by taking small handfuls of wet sand, and placing it between layers of mixture, it creates caves and crevices that are perfect hiding places! Well I could talk about it for hours...I am really excited!! Best part is it costs about .25cents a pound to make, here in Alaska it is 12.99lb for rock, so had to come up with alternative. Here is a picture, I will post a couple different ones..