slate or flat rock - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
vinoth1465's Avatar
slate or flat rock

where can i get slate or flat rocks... for my cichlid tank.
vinoth1465 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:03 AM
1077's Avatar
Try lawn and garden stores. or places like LOWES.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:42 AM
daisycutter's Avatar
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

Death solves all problems: no man, no problem - joseph stalin
daisycutter is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 01-29-2009, 11:46 AM
jeaninel's Avatar
You can try your local rock and landscape supply. You know, places that sell rock, sand, gravel, etc.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
jeaninel is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Oldman47's Avatar
In NYC, you can probably find real slate floor tiles at a home improvement store. I break them up to use like this.
Oldman47 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-05-2009, 08:59 PM
New Member
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!
yamahog3187 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-05-2009, 10:13 PM
New Member
dagizmo19's Avatar
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 :)
dagizmo19 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-15-2009, 09:12 AM
New Member
jdm free's Avatar
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?
jdm free is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Oldman47's Avatar
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.
Oldman47 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
48 gallon flat back hex needs planting rickstankbuddies Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 03-06-2010 03:46 PM
Pregnant Molly "rubbing" on flat rock... Lisalis Fish Breeding 1 03-04-2010 09:22 AM
Flat Whitish Dots on Angelfish? Sj45 Tropical Fish Diseases 5 03-28-2009 08:12 PM
Gravel, sand, or flat marbles on the bottom? finsNfur Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 05-31-2008 03:10 PM
quick question about slate rock... magic_marty Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 03-08-2007 09:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome