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I just picked up some at landscape yard, sorry no pictures.
they look like green field stone, but a few have a white vein inside them.
It looks like a glass/silica material.

I will test with vinegar and soak in water and test water, but just was interested
if anyone had any experience with them.
 

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Nice rocks. I love the color of them. Big pieces too!
I have no experience with them, but they will look great if your tests prove ok.
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Did you try googling the name?
 

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Thanks for the idea, found this: "Terrapin Green Boulders Ragged-edged green basalt"

Basalt is ok for tank but I still need to know what the white stuff is. I'll start soaking some today and test tomorrow.
 

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Good to know. Show us some pics with it in your setup when you can. It's gonna look great.
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I've been collecting supplies and building stand but have not purchased tank yet,
I think I'll order it this weekend, btw it is a 125g.



and light

 

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I added switches to light so that I could play with the look.
Good idea. Flip of the ole switch and presto, a new look!

Your have done an excellent job building your light and stand. Great finish color. Very nice!

125 gives you so many options.

With all this fore-thought, have you settled on inhabitants? And who might they be?
Still time to dream and change it up a bit if you choose. :thumb:
 

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It is very common to find Quartz in basalt.

I would say that is what you have there,

Plus basalt is normally a very un reactive rock so you shouldnt have any problems with the water chem.

Looks like its going to be pretty sweet
 
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