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Old 04-18-2018, 12:20 AM   #1701
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Your cichlids will do a lot better with several stacked rock formations. Lots of fun creating a
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Ok cool. Should I get real rocks or these air rocks I been hearing about?
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Air rocks? What am I missing out on I should get?
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Since it appears you've elected to try African Cichlids, real limestone rocks work really well.
My tanks are all decorated with Texas Holey Rock / Limestone. Lava rock is good too except for the sharp edges. Both type rock have natural holes in it that cichlids like. Rounded river rocks also look good, but no holes. They need to be stacked in order to make hiding spots.
The cheapest place with the best selection to buy rocks is a local rock yard or landscape company. Your LFS will likely be much more expensive.
Your 125 G. Is going to take a lot of rock. My 120 G. has over 100 lbs of limestone rock (THR) Cost me about 25 cents a lb. From the rock yard. My LFS sells (THR) for over $4.00 a lb.
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Since it appears you've elected to try African Cichlids, real limestone rocks work really well.
My tanks are all decorated with Texas Holey Rock / Limestone. Lava rock is good too except for the sharp edges. Both type rock have natural holes in it that cichlids like. Rounded river rocks also look good, but no holes. They need to be stacked in order to make hiding spots.
The cheapest place with the best selection to buy rocks is a local rock yard or landscape company. Your LFS will likely be much more expensive.
Your 125 G. Is going to take a lot of rock. My 120 G. has over 100 lbs of limestone rock (THR) Cost me about 25 cents a lb. From the rock yard. My LFS sells (THR) for over $4.00 a lb.
Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna see what I can find today. You've been a great help
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