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Flagstone /slate Rock

Postby Roke420 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:49 pm

Is there a specific flag Stone or slate
I should use for my cichlid tank
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Re: Flagstone /slate Rock

Postby DJRansome » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:25 pm

Which species?

Slate tends to be sold as a flat stone. Maybe just right for a Lake Tanganyika julidochromis to spawn underneath but maybe a more 3D shape would be better to pile up rocks for Lake Malawi mbuna.
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Re: Flagstone /slate Rock

Postby ryandrapr » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:08 pm

I use lots of broken pieces of flagstone in my 55g tank. Its great for the ph. Make sure to cure it before you put it in your tank so no toxic metals get into your tank.
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Re: Flagstone /slate Rock

Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:55 pm

If your flagstone is something other than slate, it may impact the pH.

I am not familiar with any way to cure a rock to remove toxic metals, can you explain.
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