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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Flagstone?

I have done a search and have seen it in stores, so i have come to the conclusion that flagstone is safe to use in tanks. however, i have (2) main questions:

1.) what does it do to the water parameters? I would assume it would raise the kH?

2.) does anyone have any good pictures of a tank that uses flagstone? I will be using it in a planted cichlid tank and plan on making a bunch of nice holes and caves...

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i have about 50 pounds in my 45 gal hex tank.

no negative side effects other then my mollies bury themselves between my sand and rocks requing me to take everything out to find them.

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i have about 50 pounds in my 45 gal hex tank.

no negative side effects other then my mollies bury themselves between my sand and rocks requing me to take everything out to find them.

That's good enough for me. I never thought of making an entire wall out of it, but I like it. I'm going to be putting it into a cichlid tank and they love to have places to hide. I'll probably put in some java moss and/or ferns at least, but from what I hear, the cichlids I'm getting tend to eat and destroy just about everything else. I'm going to see if I can find some driftwood this weekend also to toss in there...

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I used that slat flagstone stuff in my tanks for years, it didnt affect my parameters as far as i could tell.


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