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Old 09-04-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Live Rock Alternatives?

Iíve been trying to do some research on my own but not much help. Iíll spare everyone the time and tell you i KNOW you shouldnít use actual live rock and such for freshwater aquariums as it will raise hardness/pH and generally not be a good time.

Iíd like to make my tank LOOK like a reef minus the corals, so are there any rocks out there that look like those in a reef tank but wonít do harm to the fish i add?

(or if there is a safe and *possible* way to grow coralline algae in a freshwater tank iíd appreciate tips)

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Curious about this as well!

As I continue to prepare my tank for fish, Iím still unsure what I want to add for rocks/decor. Hoping some folks can chime in and provide some tips here.

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Lava Rock if you get some good pieces
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Live Rock Alternatives?

Fake rocks maybe?

Lava rock as above or maybe light coloured pumice glued together? Never done it but might work.

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