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le0p 10-29-2012 02:46 PM

Rocks in SEPA
 
Hey

I was wondering if anyone knew a good spot to pick up some "wild" rocks that will buffer PH up in a tank. I know I can get them from a few stores but I'm broke, and the only place I know of is That Pet Place in lancaster (which is an hour away from me). I'd rather scavenge if possible.

Any ideas? I live in the north west suburbs of philly area. Think Phoenixville, king of prussia, pottstown, etc...

Thanks,
Leo

Aheartlessfish 10-29-2012 04:18 PM

you forgot to add $4-5 a lb to that above statement :)

Try your local gardening/landscaping store...the one near me sells me rocks that i pick out of a pile for 25 cents a lb.

le0p 10-29-2012 04:44 PM

My only question with that is, how do you tell the rock composition at the store? I'm looking for something like lime stone, coral rock, seiryu, type stuff. And don't they only sell pavers?

ThinkTank 11-05-2012 05:34 PM

Get rock samples and put it in a bucket of water for a few days and then test the Ph again to see if there was a change.

Fishies_in_Philly 11-07-2012 01:31 AM

i would think lime stone would be readily available in the middle of the state. check for a local lime stone quarry, then root around outside, rocks are always falling out of trucks :)

KingPlakat 11-07-2012 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly (Post 2069838)
i would think lime stone would be readily available in the middle of the state. check for a local lime stone quarry, then root around outside, rocks are always falling out of trucks :)

Hahaha..."can i see your limestone" "That'll be $2 a pound" "OK...nevermind" ::Walks to the entrance and picks up a rock:: "Got me some limestone for free"

joon 11-07-2012 11:20 PM

Rocks in SEPTA

Aheartlessfish 11-08-2012 05:22 AM

i just dont see anyone with the right mind to pay $4-5 a lb...i mean with live rock atleast your gambling to hit some nice carry on corals and stuff...but freshwater rocks...unless ur paying for some nice looking seiryu i would understand ^^...

But then again everyone has their own opinions :D. Heres some rocks i picked up at my local gardening store...they're considered or called by the guy Black Volcanic Rock...i never bothered to test ph cause its fishless...for now...

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/...bui/102912.jpg

Only down side is the rocks cut me a few times...i bought a big one and smashed it with a huge sludge hammer...then took a hammer and tapped off the sharp edges...obviously missed some ^^! but hey for $25 cents a lb...i spent $20 bucks total compared to spending $100 :D

le0p 11-08-2012 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aheartlessfish (Post 2071204)
i just dont see anyone with the right mind to pay $4-5 a lb...i mean with live rock atleast your gambling to hit some nice carry on corals and stuff...but freshwater rocks...unless ur paying for some nice looking seiryu i would understand ^^...

But then again everyone has their own opinions :D. Heres some rocks i picked up at my local gardening store...they're considered or called by the guy Black Volcanic Rock...i never bothered to test ph cause its fishless...for now...

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/...bui/102912.jpg

Only down side is the rocks cut me a few times...i bought a big one and smashed it with a huge sludge hammer...then took a hammer and tapped off the sharp edges...obviously missed some ^^! but hey for $25 cents a lb...i spent $20 bucks total compared to spending $100 :D

They look great! Might have to check out a landscaping store.


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