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STS_1OO 12-04-2012 05:07 AM

Any good sources of Seiryu stone near Santa Cruz?
I know that aquariums and planted aquarium shops are rare here in SC, but perhaps Seiryu stone may not be? I'll keep searching but if anyone else knows, I'd appreciate a heads up :D

Diana 12-04-2012 08:34 PM

Not sure about SC itself, but if you come north just a bit, into the San Jose area there are a LOT LOT LOT of landscape and masonry stores that sell all sorts of rock from all over the world. Whether you actually will find something labeled "Seiryu" is questionable, but with so many stores, and so much to choose from you will probably find some stone you like even if the store calls it something else. You may actually find real Seiryu from a geology point of view. That is, the same minerals in the same formation. Just harvested somewhere else. (And probably named for that location)

One of the better places is Peninsula Building Supply. It is not the only one, by far! It is worth the trip.

You might look around closer to you, first. Look for:
Landscape, Masonry, Brick, Soils, Bulk materials, Sand, Concrete (maybe) and related terms. Call them and ask not for Seiryu Stone (No body will know what that is) but just to see if they carry decorative rock by the pound. Go get a sample. Often there are broken off chunks that you can have. Bring some baggies and a sharpie to label your samples. Then go home and test them in water to see if they will alter the GH, KH, pH or TDS of your water. If the tests are OK for your fish, go get the rocks!

STS_1OO 12-05-2012 05:12 PM

Great advice! Thank you Diana....really appreciate the information.

KFryman 12-05-2012 08:45 PM

I think Neptune and AFA both sell it. I would call them first just to make sure.

bacon5 12-07-2012 12:43 AM

Good topic:) Been wondering the same thing myself. What kind of stone would you ask for at Peninsula Building?

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