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Yamaya Stone

Hello all. I am looking to get some yamaya stone from AFA for my 20 long. Have any of you bought the 5 Lb boxes of stone? How many Lbs. do you think I would need, two boxes sound like enough?

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I have no experience with the stone of which you are speaking, but i do have experience buying rock and stone in general, and I can tell you that rocks are heavy. Much more so than one would imagine. Of course it depends on the type of rock...could you ask them on average, how many pieces of what size, will be included in a typical 5 lb package? This could help you estimate better. I know this is pretty general advice (i'm sure you know rocks are heavy!!), so best of luck!!
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He told me over the phone that they ranged from fist size to golf ball size, but I failed to ask how many were in a box..duh. That would have answered my question I guess..lol. I was looking to get Rio Negro sand too, but I guess for some reason they discontinued it. I bought brite sand, and am not crazy about the color. He did tell me there is a new sand that is not as white as Rio Negro, but is whiter..it's called Forest sand branco.
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This is 12lb of zebra stone that I just got to help you visualize...





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No, that one piece is 7lbs! With the other piece its a total of 12 lbs

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This is 7lbs of Yamaya Stone


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Yea I borked that one. Didn't realize that it was the same rock. I hope its cool that I ganked your pictures too. :P


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Perfect, thank you! You guys are the best!
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Perfect, thank you! You guys are the best!
Hey, np, thats what forums are for!

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Too bad..he has seiryu in stock now, but I cannot use it because it will raise the PH.. Oh well..to anyone else looking for it, it was just added today.
He told me the Forest sand is a larger grain than brite sand, almost a gravel. Guess I will stick with what I have.
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Too bad..he has seiryu in stock now, but I cannot use it because it will raise the PH.. Oh well..to anyone else looking for it, it was just added today.
He told me the Forest sand is a larger grain than brite sand, almost a gravel. Guess I will stick with what I have.
It does not raise the pH that much, and if you have AS it will most likely compensate with the buffer.

You're not going to be going with the Yamaya stones? And I think you'll really like the Forest sand, it's less of a gravel and more of a large grit sand.

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Really? Oh dang, I really liked the seiryu. I ordered the yamaya. It seemed like it would defeat the purpose to spend all the money on ADA aquasoil to lower the ph, only to raise it with stone. I did not order the sand, I am going to mix the brite sand with a bit of white sand I have left over from the nanos. All I need now is some more driftwood. I am going to start setting it up this weekend. I need to get it cycling, as my 10 gal is going to be cramped for a few weeks. I have some more blue axelrodis & some amanos coming for my bday next week.
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Really? Oh dang, I really liked the seiryu. I ordered the yamaya. It seemed like it would defeat the purpose to spend all the money on ADA aquasoil to lower the ph, only to raise it with stone. I did not order the sand, I am going to mix the brite sand with a bit of white sand I have left over from the nanos. All I need now is some more driftwood. I am going to start setting it up this weekend. I need to get it cycling, as my 10 gal is going to be cramped for a few weeks. I have some more blue axelrodis & some amanos coming for my bday next week.
I have a decent amount of pre-boiled manzanita that I'm looking to sell. It would surely be more than enough for a 20L

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he has seiryu in stock now
My prayers have been answered and my bank account is about to drain out all over the floor
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