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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So here's the story, It seems like there are many conflicting opinions on what rocks are "safe for aquarium". in the research I've done it seems that rocks that dissolve in acid (bicarbonates) and tht can be etched with a stainless steel knife are bad. However, what if a rock is just able to be...
  2. Substrate
    I may be new to planted tanks, but I'm not new to rocks. I majored in geology and I've noticed that most "aquarium safe rocks" lists are somewhat... limiting. I have seen a lot of conflicting information, and I think it largely comes down to two mindsets: Some people ONLY recommend inert rocks...
  3. Aquascaping
    Any feedback on my hardscape/ideas for softscape is welcome. I have used found beach rock from Sydney and Aquasoil. The tank is 50L (13Gal). I plan on planting it heavily with a range of micro leaf carpeting plants, mosses, and taller stem plants along the rear and sides of the tank. This tank...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've barely cleaned any of the rocks in my tank since it started, and now they are dark green, black in some places from build up and such. I suppose I thought it gave it a natural look but I'm starting to change my mind. Also, what do you use to clean them? Metal brush?
  5. DIY
    I'm in the process of creating my own nano aquarium decorations. I'm using a variety of safe substances such as crafting plastic mesh, rocks (tested and cleaned), glass, foam, and so on. I know that hot glue doesn't have the staying power in an aquarium setting. My question is what kind of...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am starting a new tank and want to include more of a hardscape into my planted aquarium. Eventually I want it overgrown with plants but still want to focus on it. What driftwood are the best choices? -I want as little of tannins as possible, I know it's beneficial for certain fish but I...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    Hi, guys. As i stated in another sale thread, I'm moving away to college soon and I have to get rid of a bunch of stuff. So any and all proceeds go directly to funding my education, lol. Anyways, I have a bunch of river stones that I've been using in my aquariums for years, and they're 100%...
  8. WTB/RAOK
    Hello all, as the title says, I am looking for large pieces of Seiryu stone. I am having trouble finding online specific pieces in specific sizes, typically I just see buy by the lb type places with random selections. I have a 90 gallon tall so I am looking for something around 16-18" tal for...
  9. Aquascaping
    Greetings, I have recently purchased 2 stones from a LFS at a considerable discount. The stones were sold as 'Volcanic' rock. I googled for it in terms of aquascaping and found no information specifically on these stones. I did found instead a lot of info on lava rock which does not look like...
  10. Aquascaping
    I am looking for some inspiration. Most of the "shy" fish are currently bunch up on the left side under and around the driftwood. I plan to build up the right side of my tank with more (stacked) rocks to create caves. I have quite a few more and taller plants but the picture below should give...
  11. Aquascaping
    Hey there all! Finally got around to setting up my scape today, and would love some opinions and ideas on what I should improve and what you think needs doing! The tank is aprox. 50cmL x 44cmT x 33cmW which is 20in. x 17in. x 13in. for all you imperial peps. I'm using Aquasoil and...
  12. Aquascaping
    I found a seller on Amazon that sells both educational and scientific products, mostly for teachers and children. Among them are some neat looking rocks for the budding geologist, and I was thinking they might go well in a tank. They have black tourmaline, obsidian, and petrified wood from 1"...
  13. For Sale/Trade
    Displaying several of the morphs found in one area. Large Package 20lb package shipped priority in a large flat rate USPS box. The rock is $2.25 a pound so 20lbs is $45.00. I usually put more than that in a box because I really don't mind. Shipping with fees is $20.00. So one 20lb box is...
  14. Tank Journals
    Picked up a 10g tank during the Petco sale, yay! I want tiny schooling fish to bring me joy. Stole play sand from BF (tyty :icon_redf): Lots of washing (sandy apartment bathtub :icon_sad:), but it cleared up in a few days! Added Vallisneria something, Java ferns, one tiny elodea, and very...
  15. WTB/RAOK
    I am setting up a 20gal long and already have some good mid sized Ohko stones and am looking for a few larger "centerpiece" rocks. If anyone has a supply of them let me know!
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I got my tank set up last weekend, and started going on my fishless cycle. While doing that, I'm keeping a close eye on all of the parameters, and I've been boggled by my ridiculously high pH! It was at 8.2-8.4, whereas my tap water was reading 7.4. The tap water level would be okay for most of...
  17. Aquascaping
    Hi guys, take a look at my recent "re-scape" just added some rock into the scape and moved some plants around, added a few fish. Let me know what you think, always looking to better the setup! Here's a link to my OneDrive folder with some pics and vids of all my tanks, take a look if you have...
  18. Aquascaping
    I want to build rock ledges for my tank like the ones in this link http://loutranchitella.com/rockledge.htm I went to home depot and lowes and couldn't find any rocks like this. What are they called? Where do I buy them? Are there any alternatives that are aquarium safe? Would either of these...
  19. Aquascaping
    Just wanted to share something I just picked up at Lowes: $2.18 PetCo price: Probably like $30?
  20. Aquascaping
    Any input on rock placement or think to add or change scape related..?:thumbsup:
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