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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Slate? Locally? cheap?

Doing some aquascaping... Need a few chunks of slate. Does anyone here in Central Indiana know of hobby or crafts stores that have it? Hobby lobby has some slate chalk boards that I could r-purpose, but I would rather snag it from a more natural source...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 04:20 PM
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Stone center by 71st and binford has a ton to choose from and you can get a lot for cheap
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2013, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! A little more than I was thinking. Just a few little peices, enough for a small shelf/cave in a tank. We have a place that sells those up in Anderson, were I am, but I was thinking of something thinner. More like black board type... Maybe I am thinking to specifically.
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Im thinking of snagging a peice from lowes, they have slate tiles the color that I want and cheap. I can split and shatter them to look natural. Any suggestions of cleaning them to make sure that there is nothing nasty and toxic on them?
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If you're breaking them up, just boil the pieces for 15 minutes or so. I breed angels and have those slates cut into strips at Lowes for me and that's about all you need to do.
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If you're breaking them up, just boil the pieces for 15 minutes or so. I breed angels and have those slates cut into strips at Lowes for me and that's about all you need to do.
Sweet! That's what'll do then!
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Find a local landscaping and stone yard. Up here in Lafayette the place is Wrede Rocks.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up going to lowes. They had 6x6 tile for under a buck a peice. They had 12x12 but i would have had to buy the whole box. I bought 5 6x6 tile, and I spilt them, so I had plenty! Not a good pic, I should have taken it from a better angle. It will look cool when all the plants grow in.
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