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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for place to buy Rocks/Driftwood NOVA

I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to buy some aquatic stone(lava rock or other large decorative rocks) and driftwood? I live in Fairfax VA.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 06:25 AM
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I've got some driftwood I can sell it's locally harvested and well cured. Cant help you on rocks though. I'm looking for some myself
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I may have some DW available in the next few weeks. I took a trip out to California and picked up some Manzanita and shipped it back. I can then rehome my old DW (there are some nice pieces).

Other local places to check out are the Capital Cichlids Association and the GWAPA (Greater Washington Aquatic Plants Association). I haven't been to the latter but the CCA is an awesome community. Many of those members are also GWAPA members and have said good things about it.
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If you're in Fairfax try checking along the Potomac or so. I've found some surprisingly nice pieces in the public parks at Old Town Alexandria. As far as rocks... unless you like river stone that is all I've been able to spot here. The LFS had some slate/zebra marble rock/ and some white coral looking rock. The also sell very nice large driftwood pieces but it is a very dark thick wood vs branchy so depends what you like.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice! I actually found some DW at the Centerville LFS. Still have not been able to find the rocks I am looking may have to order them online.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 01:33 AM
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A fish store in Charlottesville has some Pagoda stone, petrified wood and zebra stone ( http://aquascapes-cville.com/home ) for sale. Some driftwood, not much. I go to local rivers and try to find things unusual.
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try calling any of the concrete or landscaping places
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I get my stone from landscaping places. They weigh your car on the way in, and on the way out, and charge by weight. Super easy
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 05:53 PM
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A fish store in Charlottesville has some Pagoda stone, petrified wood and zebra stone ( http://aquascapes-cville.com/home ) for sale. Some driftwood, not much. I go to local rivers and try to find things unusual.
I'm finding more and more people are doing this with high end scopes nowadays. Might have to take a trip down to the james this weekend. Though I worry about all the beer that probably gets tossed in there
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I'm finding more and more people are doing this with high end scopes nowadays. Might have to take a trip down to the james this weekend. Though I worry about all the beer that probably gets tossed in there
I always boil anything I get for a few minutes to kill anything on it. Be careful with boilng rocks to long though, I have heard of them exploding. Few minutes won't hurt and should kill any of the nasty stuff.
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can you link the centerville lfs? I would like to visit it.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-05-2013, 02:34 AM
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http://centrevilleaquarium.com/

There is also this one off Liberia Ave. in Manassas.
http://www.thecozyclownfish.com/


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can you link the centerville lfs? I would like to visit it.
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I saw a good selection in Nature Emporium, Roanoke, VA.
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I carry manzanita and Seriyu stone here in Alexandria
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 11:54 PM
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PVAS auction

You might try the all day auction, Saturday, April 5, in Fairfax.

http://pvas.com/meetings.php
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