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Aquascaping rocks in NYC or nearby

This is a lame question, but I am completting stuff for my tank and I need rocks Are there any good places or stores I can buy something? I live in Brooklyn so scavenging doesn't count, but I am willing to take a weekend trip to relaz and search for rocks Or maybe any interesting landscaping supply store in Brooklyn? Thank you.

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well if your up for a weekend trip take a trip to the ADK or to the coast of Conn near new london groton area they have some nice banded shists

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None that I know of that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

I got some really nice rocks from StevenLeeds in S&S. Great rocks!


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Rockland county accross from the Tappan Zee. Just drive around. Lots of granite gneiss

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I initially bought my rocks at Fishtown USA in Flushing on Northern Blvd. I was generally pleased with their selection.

But then I went on a vacation weekend in the Poconos, and found several pounds of rocks I like even more for FREE.
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well if your up for a weekend trip take a trip to the ADK or to the coast of Conn near new london groton area they have some nice banded shists
Do you have a picture or link to a picture of those rocks?

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new word aquarium in manhattan has okay rocks, but yeah its pricey. 2.99 i think a pound for most.
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I took a trip to rock county but I couldn't find anything special. All the nice ones were too big. But I had a great time Maybe Connecticut shore, but closer to NY, like Stamford or something. What do you think? I also considered Montauk.

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What about northern Long Island shore?I've never been there, are there any rocky shores there

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Do you have a picture or link to a picture of those rocks?
sorry no photos avalible most of my rocks are packed away after moving.

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What about northern Long Island shore?I've never been there, are there any rocky shores there
Meh. The rocks you'll find at the shore will be round and smoothed out by waves. I've been all over Long Island and I've yet to find any rock outcroppings that I really liked. Gotta go west or upstate to find anything good. Shores are generally bad places to find rocks anyway, since most rocks will be worn smooth by wind, sand, and water.
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Meh. The rocks you'll find at the shore will be round and smoothed out by waves. I've been all over Long Island and I've yet to find any rock outcroppings that I really liked. Gotta go west or upstate to find anything good. Shores are generally bad places to find rocks anyway, since most rocks will be worn smooth by wind, sand, and water.
I'm trying to avoid paying $8 for a stupid bridge just to scavenge for rocks, so I thought maybe I can find them somewhere on Long Island. I tried landscaping supply store in brooklyn, but all rocks they have are wetsaw cut ones that look very unnatural.


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Rockland county accross from the Tappan Zee. Just drive around. Lots of granite gneiss
Can you point me to an exact location off the highway that I can put on my GPS?

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Tommorow is my first Saturday-off this year, so I'm gonna take a trip for rocks- help me deciede where to go

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I just rescaped using the slate i found in the Poconos. I'm telling you, you gotta go West or Northwest if you want anything good.

I did see some rocks I liked in someone's landscaping in Westchester this week, but I resisted the urge to borrow them.
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