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Inga 06-18-2010 05:14 PM

Where do you get the cool rocks from?
I have noticed that in many of your aquariums, you have rocks stacked up into rock castles, of sorts. I am wondering where you get the rocks from? How many of you get them on beaches and just boil them? I have not seen any in the fish stores around here but would love to add some to my tank. I especially like the medium to large flat rocks. I would like to be able to lay them about to create some hiding spots for my pleco when I get one. Thanks for you help.

zof 06-18-2010 06:55 PM

As for flat rocks I think alot of what you are seeing is slate, I read here you should be able to get some at a garden store, just make sure its untreated so it doesn't leach anything bad.

jeaninel 06-19-2010 12:00 AM

I get mine from landscape supply know, where they sell gravel and decorative rock in bulk. Much, much cheaper than the LFS. You can usually find lots of variety from flat slate to round river rock to granite boulders.

Inga 06-19-2010 08:16 AM

Thanks, I will look into that. I think they look really nice and I think it seems like a good hiding spot for the bottom feeders.

iamntbatman 06-20-2010 05:48 AM

I do the same. I have lots of red shale I got from the landscaping store for a couple bucks for 50+ lbs of it. I still have some out in the yard I don't even have the space for, yet!

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