Where can you purchase aquascaping materials?
I live around Mooresville, Charlotte, Statesville and Hickory and so far, it seems that my main stores to choose from are Petco or Petsmart. Petco has left a bad taste in my mouth concerning their fish care and customer service so I try to avoid shopping there when I can but honestly... Where can I buy driftwood, or baby tears or nice aquarium sculpting rocks? Do I have to order everything online?
I admit, I am very new to this. I've only done 2 freshwater tanks so far. A 2 1/2 gallon and a 10 gallon. Both were just to see if I could keep my plants alive. Now that I've proved to myself that i can, I've decided to upgrade to a 29 gallon dirted tank. The tank is now dirted, filled with water and cycling empty. I would like to have a rock ledge across the front of the tank but I don't know how to acquire those things to build it with. Can I pick rocks from my yard, boil them in saltwater, and super glue them together? Or do I need to buy special things for that?
Help please! Also, what other choices do I have as far as aquarium shopping goes that are close by?