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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Seiryu and Ryuoh Stone

I really want to have Seiryu or Ryuoh stone in my new 8g I'm setting up. I;m just worried about the ph and hardness rising a lot. The tank is also going to be setup with aquasoil. I was hoping to have CRS shrimp in the tank but if the rocks are going to alter the water a lot, then I don't want to have that hassle I guess. Are there any other rocks out there that look good but won't alter water? I guess I can always go with manzanita if needed, but a nice rock for scaping that is inert would be awesome. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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Go to the local rock yards and see what there is. Bring home samples in a baggie. (A sharpie to label the bags is helpful). In the rock yard there will be broken bits and crumbs from the rocks.

Test the samples by setting up some jars of water (Whatever you will use in the tank- RO? Tap?), each with one sample of rock, and one with nothing (just the water).
Test GH, KH, pH and TDS (or as many of these tests as you have) every few days.
Whichever rock shows it is safe, that is the one you go get more of.
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