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Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby cichlid-gal » Tue May 15, 2012 2:43 pm

We currently have cichlid rocks and some slate decorations in our 55G tank but we'd like to add some additional real rock. Basalt is in abundance around here but I am wondering if it is an OK rock to use in your aquarium? I've looked at a number of sites which identify "safe" rock types but basalt is not mentioned. Does anyone have any idea as to the safety of this rock in an aquarium setting? Thank you for your input :)
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Re: Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby cichlid-gal » Tue May 15, 2012 2:54 pm

Nevermind :P did another search and found lots of answers... thanks though :)
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Re: Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby Mike_G » Tue May 15, 2012 9:49 pm

Was one of the answers "yes"?
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Re: Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby cichlid-gal » Fri May 18, 2012 6:17 pm

YES!!!
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
C.A.R.E.S
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Re: Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby Mike_G » Sat May 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Oh good, 'cause that's the right answer. :lol:
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Re: Basalt rock OK for tank use?

Postby cichlid-gal » Sat May 19, 2012 6:46 pm

Picked up some basalt pieces today...outside my back fence....they will look like mountains in the tank as they are long and high with peaks. Cleaning and sterilizing is next. Told my husband that I can see the handwriting on the wall...once we get the 55G the way we want it with the rockwork I'll be wanting to do the 75G as the width of the tank will give so many more options...looking forward to having some fun with the rockscaping :)
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
C.A.R.E.S
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