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Dark natural rocks?

When I was in korea this stuff was easy to find. Which was probably due to dark river beds. I'm looking online and I see many pebbles coated in some shinny coating. I just want dark natural pebbles that's not too fine. I know many people sand black diamond sand and safe t sorb, but I just like the rocks more.

It doesn't have to be jet black, just black or dark gray.

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I purchase my rocks from lawn/landscaping stores in my area.
Recently re -did my 80 gal tank and wanted some dark colored ,smooth rocks for hard scaping.
Found some large smooth riverstones black/grey in color at local landscaping store cheap, and found some smaller black Mexican river stones in bag's for around four or five bucks at Hobby lobby,and Walmart in hobby craft isle.
my sister say's they have the smaller Mexican river stones at Dollar Tree also but I have not been there to see.
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Would crushed basalt work? Hope it's not too sharp as well. Seems pretty cheap. $19 for a ton...although I would never need that much ever. Just makes me wonder about the minimum purchase in volume.

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Would crushed basalt work? Hope it's not too sharp as well. Seems pretty cheap. $19 for a ton...although I would never need that much ever. Just makes me wonder about the minimum purchase in volume.
Info suggest's that the basalt contain's fair amount of silicates which some contribute to prolonged diatom bloom's.
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Would crushed basalt work? Hope it's not too sharp as well. Seems pretty cheap. $19 for a ton...although I would never need that much ever. Just makes me wonder about the minimum purchase in volume.
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Info suggest's that the basalt contain's fair amount of silicates which some contribute to prolonged diatom bloom's.
At least your plecos, Otos and snails would be happy!
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I figured it would be safe since people use basalt rocks as hardscape

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