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Old 01-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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Your local specialty fish store will Cary it, most do! There is a news video on YouTube about a person who tried to boil a rock for an aquarium, it exploded and killed 3 people. Be safe and good look, post a pick when your done!
Omg.. Well the fish store sells them real expensive so I'll go to homedepot thanks for the help guys. I will post pics!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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Its the same thing as putting river rocks into a fire. It can cause a lethal explosion with rock shrapnel.
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You could use foam cut to shape and coated with concrete which will effect ph or use sikatop which is a polymerized concrete which won't effect ph. Then silicone the "rocks" together and put sand on the exposed silicone while it's still wet.
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I'm in Nashville, too, and I've had good luck buying small purchases of stone for crafts and my aquarium at Jones Stone (in the Berry Hill area) and The Rock Place (in Smyrna). Both places are nice about letting you buy a few handfuls of stone, and it's really very affordable.

You would want to make sure the rocks are safe for the aquarium, and takes you back to the boil/bake discussion--sorry, I don't know anything about that!
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I'm in Nashville, too, and I've had good luck buying small purchases of stone for crafts and my aquarium at Jones Stone (in the Berry Hill area) and The Rock Place (in Smyrna). Both places are nice about letting you buy a few handfuls of stone, and it's really very affordable.

You would want to make sure the rocks are safe for the aquarium, and takes you back to the boil/bake discussion--sorry, I don't know anything about that!
Thanks alot I'll check them out.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:16 PM   #16
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I went down to Cherokee Lake here in E. TN and collected some rocks. They will not change pH and my Plecos, Kuhli Loaches, and Ghost Shrimp appreciate it. You can silicone it together, but I was able to stack my rocks so that they were sturdy without any adhesive.

May not be exactly what you want, but who can argue with something that's free?
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I went down to Cherokee Lake here in E. TN and collected some rocks. They will not change pH and my Plecos, Kuhli Loaches, and Ghost Shrimp appreciate it. You can silicone it together, but I was able to stack my rocks so that they were sturdy without any adhesive.

May not be exactly what you want, but who can argue with something that's free?
Looks good!!
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That's exactly what I want very nice!
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this is my diy rock cave/aquascape i got the rocks from a local river left the rocks to soak after cleaning them an boiled for 30 minutes free and easy looks the bomb
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it hasnt affected my ph at all by the way suppose its down to the rock comeing from your natural eco system
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