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post #1 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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slate or flat rock

where can i get slate or flat rocks... for my cichlid tank.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:03 AM
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Try lawn and garden stores. or places like LOWES.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:42 AM
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i got a load of slate from the slate cliffs in devon on holiday i can vividly remember packing for the return trip and loading the car up with 25lbs of rock
i dunno about the US but most british garden centers charge by the kg which makes buying rock expensive i would look for a natral source ive never purchased any rockwork despite having it in most of my tanks

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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You can try your local rock and landscape supply. You know, places that sell rock, sand, gravel, etc.

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-01-2009, 04:54 PM
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In NYC, you can probably find real slate floor tiles at a home improvement store. I break them up to use like this.
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-05-2009, 08:59 PM
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We got ours from a tile store in the area. My girlfriend called and asked if he had any slate that she could get a sample or two. He said he had a whole pallet full. He did! We took about 6 pieces and it didn't cost a cent. Later took them out of the aquarium. Just remember that you have to move them and clean under the slate when you vacuum the gravel!
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-05-2009, 10:13 PM
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I am probibly going to get mine from a Stone & Brick store in the area, .22/lb which isn't to bad IMO. I would like free tho :)
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 09:12 AM
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what do you have to do to the rock before putting it in the tank? i wanna build a cave outta of rock that i can just find near me. so how do i clean it?
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-21-2009, 10:16 AM
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I just use a scrub brush to get the dirt off. I do not use rocks from lawns or similar places that5 might have been sprayed with weed killers or bug sprays.
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