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Rocks For Use In The Aquarium

Discussion in 'Tropical Chit Chat' started by The-Wolf, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. fishgirl1

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    Thank You for sharing your knowledge with us. you have given some very good infomation. :good:
    Susan
     
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    hey i found some slate of some sort.. it breaks preety easy and is heavy it is used for gardens/walls/ garden walls.. it is gray with a gray inside.. i think it would be safe but how should i clean it
     
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    no one will probs reply but what about green stone?
     
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    Guy's I'm went looking for rocks today and i found some in a rock pile behind my barn (despite the snow..i found the rocks lol) anyhow...here are four rocks in total and I couldn't really identify them from the first post. Hoping for someone who knows a thing or two about them to see if they can identify them.


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    and another picture of all four rocks:

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    also note that ( you can't see from the pictures) but there are traces of fossils in them.

    The vinegar test turned out negative.
     
  5. markandhisfish

    markandhisfish comfortably numb

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    fantastic informative article . very useful worthy of a pin imo .
     
  6. ganesh_6663

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    PLz identify the rock
    Buy 2 new rock from market.
    Please suggest me it is good to use for my FW tank or not.
    Red one giving up its color when hold in hand , it's like brick but heavy (LFS guy told me that u can add plant on this stone)...........
    and how to identify Driftwood

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/05082012265.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/05082012264.jpg/



    50G FW tank.
    3 feet long,2 feet height and one half feet wide.
    2 month old.
    light--T5HO
    having grain size white gravel around 1 inch thick.
    Having four angle fish .
    One top filter and oxygen machine running 24/7.
     
  7. don_kihotis

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    Thanks for this informative thread [​IMG]
     
  8. The-Wolf

    The-Wolf Ex-LFS manager/ keeper of over 30 danio species

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  9. Rocks are riddles

    Rocks are riddles New Member

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    This is a wonderful thread. I tried to buy a few rocks from a masonry rock hard, they said I could have them for free. Two failed the acid test. I currently have the rest soaking in a 5 gallon bucket covered with a trash bag. In a few days I will test the pH against my tap water. I will go ahead and post the pics just Incase wolf is around. I think the black Rock is coal.
     

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    Hi, thanks i am looking answers for these rocks can you please tell me what rocks are these
     

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    Are these safe for saltwater aquariums
     
  13. Cellopoet

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    I know this is a really old post, but I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify this rock and whether or not it is safe in a tropical freshwater community planted aquarium. I found it in my yard in So. Cal. It is dense and heavy so I believe it is some type of igneous rock, but I am by no means an expert. I did the vinegar test and there was no fizzing, but I wanted to be sure there is no risk of iron or copper. Although, I'm a little confused as to whether iron is good or bad for a planted aquarium. I had trouble attaching the photos, so here are links to three pictures:
    pic01- https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2co9rcu52ee2zq/IMG_20181219_151020.jpg?dl=0
    Pic02: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mvw64dw6qrucnbp/IMG_20181219_151047.jpg?dl=0
    Pic03: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1iv2son0pibqbfh/IMG_20181219_151117.jpg?dl=0
     

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