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rocks in tank?
were do you get your rocks for your tank ? i just wundered coz the ones at most pet shops are tiny
Beaches and garden centers are good sources although the ones often available in beaches are calcium carbonate-based so those may increase your pH and hardness levels.
Which cichlids are you keeping?
I get mine from the golf course everytime i go out, they have some great rocks with a white and black zebra striped pattern, looks great in a tank with black blackground / substrate.
brichard cichlids, tanganican cichlids :):):)
Shouldn't be an issue getting calcium carbonate-based rocks.
Lupin: Is there a good link or info that has pictures of what are good rocks for aquariums and what rocks are calcium carbonate based? I have several different rocks in my tank and yes my PH is really high, maybe there is something in there I should take out to bring the PH down. It sits at 8.4. I don't do anything to it to adjust it, but it would explain the levels depending on what rocks I have. It would be a good resource for others too in here trying to explain PH levels. Am I right/wrong? thanks for any help you can give us.
I do not believe that your pH is an issue if the fish you are keeping right now are absolutely fine with it.
Does this help?
Rocks For Aquariums
Luckily I live in Central PA surrounded by mountains...so I have slate all around me. I usually pick up slate from outside, rinse it off really well, then wash it with bleach, then rinse it really really well with water, then let it sit and dry out, rinse it again just in case and then I put it in a bucket for a two weeks while testing the water to make sure it does not do anything odd...I know...a little off the deep end...but it has served me well thus far ^_^
Bleach... I thought bleach is a big no no in the aquarium world
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