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Where do you all get rocks or stones for aquascaping?
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Monster Aquarium in Flushing has a nice selection.

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Anywhere you find rocks... Drainage ditches, the park, the beach, the lawn... If you find something not on public property is a good idea to ask permission first...

If you're looking for interesting small to medium fractured rock, rail road beds are a treasure trove of options... Might also be able to go look at a local quarry... They might look at you funny, but a great selection
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Monster aquarium has ada stones and it costs $8/1lb. One stones is around 35lbs


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make sure you're collecting rocks that won't throw you're water chemistry around too much (especially if using ballast from a rail bed). pour some white vinegar on them and make sure it doesn't fizz.


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The River, Hudson should have a bunch, If you're willing to do a ton of work to clean them. I know by us I wouldn't dare use them after GE. I get mine from a local stream, tons of shale and other fragile rocks that are easy to break into shapes that I want.


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