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What rocks to use?

Postby timmcg1011 » Fri May 31, 2019 3:39 pm

Curious to know if using rocks/bricks/slate from a Home Depot to build up more structure in my cichlid tank would be risky or ok?
Every rock in my tank now was purchased at a fish store, but they're usually over-priced. Would rocks from a Home Depot type place be ok to use? Anything I should avoid?
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Re: What rocks to use?

Postby DJRansome » Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 pm

I do not like flat rocks so I never find the right size at Home Depot. Got to a land scape supplier. Choose rocks that are fist-sized up to head-sized.
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Re: What rocks to use?

Postby Kipnlilo » Fri May 31, 2019 9:55 pm

Not sure if they have them in your neck of the woods, but I get mine really cheap from Market Basket. They have a good selection.
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Re: What rocks to use?

Postby GuitarShark » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:06 pm

I always use caribsea rocks over rocks from Home Depot. The provide good hiding places. Some people don’t like driftwood but I have it and it works great and is a good option as well. I only get my rocks from fish stores because they help with ph and my Mbunas love them.
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