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Old 12-17-2003, 12:25 AM   #1
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Not happy with my rock collection

Well after moving the rocks I have (they are big and bulky), I am not sastified with my display. What kind of rocks can I use in my sw tank? I was wanting to get some kind of "flat" rock and build a ledge of sorts with all kinds of places for my fish to swim into and around. Is there any thing I need to look for when scoping out some rocks? TIA
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:19 AM   #2
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I was wanting to get some kind of "flat" rock and build a ledge of sorts with all kinds of places for my fish to swim into and around. Is there any thing I need to look for when scoping out some rocks
Try to find some "Tonga shelf" rock.
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What's "tonga shelf"?
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:59 AM   #4
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its flat and about 2 inches thick at my landscaping and its perfect for making shelves
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ok, so I get it at a landscaping place? Are you talking about "mountian stone"?
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:36 AM   #6
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You get if from the LFS or online... Looks similar to this

Tonga Live Rock

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Ok, thanks but I'm not looking for lr at this time. Just wanting to build a shelf.
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I'm considering building some shelves with pvc pipe, but wasn't for sure how it would look when done (be kind of hard to cover up). I don't think it would be as bad with clear pipe, but pvc might not look right. Anyone ever done anything like this?
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Slate would work i would think ive got a peice but im scared to use it cuz it was in my african cichlid tank when i treated with copper
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Slate would work i would think ive got a peice but im scared to use it cuz it was in my african cichlid tank when i treated with copper
Try putting it in a bucket of water for a while then testing the water for copper. I know copper is supposed to leach into everything but I treated my display tank with copper months ago before I knew any better. I used like 10 poly pads to remove the copper and still used the same rocks/cc and ornaments for a while without any problems with my snails or crabs dieing. That's not to say it didn't affect them at all or wouldn't affect corals.....maybe I was just lucky
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