Already planning out a 30 gallon, and I want to really execute a nice natural themed aquascape with manzinita driftwood, and some rocks. Where do you guys get good looking rocks for your tanks? Im not sure if Chicago is a good place to find them locally?
yeah check your area if theres a bonsai store. they should carry these seiryu like stones for cheap. like $0.50 lb or cheaper. infact, thats what lots of people do, buy these stone at bonsai stores and resell them for profit.
and i heard that most seiryu stones we buy nowadays arent the real ones anyways but just similiar ones.
landscape stores are a great way to get tons of stones cheap find one localy go see what you like and right down names then go home and do some reaserch and make sure they wont effect your water i got 40 pounds of dove grey stone last time i went and spent like five dollars.
I tend to get all mine from the great outdoors but that is just me.
That's because you live in a place that has cool rocks. Up here near Lake Michigan in Illinois, we have a bunch of round river rocks and not a lot of anything else. It's really difficult to find good aquascaping stones in nature here unless you're lucky enough to find something that got dragged here on a glacier thousands of years ago and left behind. Even then, it usually requires a lot of digging to find those. The best I've found in northern IL are from construction sites where they are digging foundations for new houses.