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I'm interested in them myself. You can also find them at http://www.kensfish.com/Chichlidstones.html. They sell you 16 for $64.95 which may sound like a lot to some people until you think that it is about $4.00 each.
 

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gheitman said:
until you think that it is about $4.00 each.
Which still is a lot of oney for ONE fake rock... I filled my complete tank with river rock for that money. I can't see any significant pros to justify the cost. They are lightweigth, but weight is not really an issue. Unless you rearange your tank often. They provide caves, but some have only one hole so a possible trap for stagnent water. The breeding cave souds great, but I guess fish like another way out just in case a predator waits before the entrance. The video looks stunning, not doubt about that.
 

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I purchased them from my LFS a month ago and love them. I've never been a big fan of using pots in my tanks, just didn't look right. Cichlid stones provided a drop in cave that didn't requite any thought on my part. I just wish they had the large stones in, I only got mediums.
 

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I bought some a couple years ago and have them mixed in with real rocks. Once they get algae on them they look real. I've placed mine so you can't see the openings. I only bought the ones that imitate real rocks. I plan to put a few extras I have in my above ground pond because I'm thinking of adding some rosy reds or small goldfish. It would give them hiding places and shelter from the sun. I prefer real rocks, but these can be a useful addition.
 

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They look similar to feather/lava rock except feather rock is black and dark grey. You can buy feather rocks for .60 cents a pound around here at landscaping stores. I spent $40 and got so much that I can't use them all so I put the rest outside in my flower beds. I drilled holes in them to make caves. They are very easy to reshape and break into smaller pieces too. I cut the huge ones with a saw and turned one large rock into 4 medium size rocks. So the possibilities are kinda endless. They are so light weight thateven the extra large ones will float so I had to silicone flat rock to the bottom of them to keep them down. I love them. I have them stacked on top of each other. Plus feather rock is very porous and great for benefictial bacteria. I liked the dark color too. My cichlids love swimming around them and going inside the holes I drilled. They seem to prefer the feather rock over the Mexican Beach Stones that I also have in my 55 gallon. I prefer a natural look. I don't think the cichlid stones will look real once they are placed inside a tank, but maybe I'm wrong. I think the larger cichlid stones look like an alien's head, lol, at least that is what I thought when I first saw them on the website. Well, that's my two cents!
 

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I like the idea of the cichlid stones...rock work without all the weight...and caves inside the rock as well as between if you stack em.
 
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