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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cool "Wood Rocks" at Bernie's Rock & Garden

Took a chunk out of my afternoon today to head down to Bernie's Rock & Garden today. This was was certainly worth the drive.

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What got me down there was something on their website called "Wood Rock"

Lots of great aquascaping material here, and the wood rock turned out to be pretty cool granite with lots of small flecks of mica. Price is $2.50/lb







...and placed inside my tank:


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Those would look epic in a large (55g or 75g) iwagumi tank.

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Very much so. Lots of different sizes, widths & lengths -- picked up a few that will do very well in the Mr. Aqua 12G long that I'm starting up
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That is some epic stuff!!! Will have to find another excuse to goto the Keys now lol

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just curious are these pieces petrified wood or are they like what you mentioned granite with some pigments?


are they aquarium safe?

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Very much so. Lots of different sizes, widths & lengths -- picked up a few that will do very well in the Mr. Aqua 12G long that I'm starting up
These look really nice. What was the cost? Do they charge by the piece, or by the weight? Is it actual rock, or petrified wood?

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just curious are these pieces petrified wood or are they like what you mentioned granite with some pigments?


are they aquarium safe?

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Henri from the Planted Aquarium store used them in this demo aquascape. To no ill effects so far it seems:

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These look really nice. What was the cost? Do they charge by the piece, or by the weight? Is it actual rock, or petrified wood?

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OP said 2.50 a lb.
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I had a doctor's appointment down in Kendall today, so I took the opportunity to drive down to Bernie's afterwards. I was happy that the cost had gone down to $1.50 per lb. These were the pieces I grabbed:





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is this stuff inert?
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Drew maybe Wingate's on Lambright or Cypress Creek Landscape on Florida Ave.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo11owXZjrA
So I think it's the same stuff as in this video (if you don't mind the link)
It's called "glimmer rock"

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Bernie's Rock and Garden is by my neck of the woods (Redland,Fl)
Tons of rock (pun) to choose from, Bernie's Daughter is very helpful and usually can tell you where the rock was quarried and type (quartz,granite,lime,oolite, etc.).

Its a huge place and will inspire many ways to plan your next stonescape.

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