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t3l01v 06-12-2010 12:15 PM

Cichlid Stones
 
Has anyone heard of/ used this product? They're ceramic "rocks" with caves cut into them. Apparently they stack really welll and cichlids love them. I'm considering some for my 135gal. I'm not going to keep cichlids, but I will be keeping eels and other fish that like to hide.

xrayjeeper83 06-12-2010 12:37 PM

link?

PRichs87 06-13-2010 10:54 AM

I would just go to your home depot in the gardening section and get slate, much cheaper.

Inga 06-13-2010 11:17 AM

Can you just use clay pots? I have seen what appeared to be garden variety clay pots in fish pictures and Heaven knows they would be a lot cheaper then some of the decorative caves from LFS.

PRichs87 06-13-2010 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inga (Post 403675)
Can you just use clay pots? I have seen what appeared to be garden variety clay pots in fish pictures and Heaven knows they would be a lot cheaper then some of the decorative caves from LFS.

yes, I have terra cotta pots in my tanks.

t3l01v 06-14-2010 10:15 PM

http://cichlidstone.com/

t3l01v 06-14-2010 10:16 PM

I'm working toward a very natural theme. I don't want to use slate or pots.

PRichs87 06-14-2010 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t3l01v (Post 404778)
I'm working toward a very natural theme. I don't want to use slate or pots.

Well no offense, but those stones are fake.

trukgirl 06-14-2010 11:51 PM

Their ceramic logs look real, but in their photos the cichlid stones and the sea caves look pretty fake. I had some slate in my planted 55g... I liked it a lot. Slate can look very natural depending on how its placed.

ETA: the 2 tanks you have now look very nice and natural. They just need more plant growth IMO. :-)

jpbotha 06-15-2010 12:08 AM

I've bought these stones for about $1 (US) per kg. Obviously it was in south africa (our currency $1 = R7). They look much more natural.
And I have only seen then once in a LFS aroung here. And thats when i bought all of them.
My Frontosa's just love them

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...d6dea_full.jpg

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...21877_full.jpg


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