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wingersfan14191 04-13-2010 08:12 PM

Tonga Base Rock?
I am starting a SW fish tank and was looking at the types of rock that were available and i came across Tonga Rock. I find this rock awesome and did some research on it to find that they didn't ship it anymore..But I was wondering if there was such thing as Tonga base rock and if so could i purchase it?

Krypt 04-13-2010 10:06 PM

You may get lucky looking for some for sale on craigslist or your lfs. Since they outlawed collection of tonga rock it's tough to find people willing to part with it for a reasonable cost.

wingersfan14191 04-13-2010 10:43 PM

O ok well thank you..Do you know of any rock that is similar i really want a rock that will allow fish to swim through kinda like an arch way type thing..I found some Fiji Branch Rock but i guess thats hard to find as well..

thincat 04-14-2010 12:26 AM

Most people will take whatever rock type they can get and drill the rock and either zip tie it, put acrylic rods in it or whatever way they can tie the rocks together to make their arches and caves. You can also make your own rock in any form you want.

wingersfan14191 04-14-2010 01:24 AM

you can drill the rock? I have to check that out..That sounds awesome though. I did hear about making your own rock. However i heard it takes forever to cure.. is that true?

thincat 04-14-2010 02:29 AM

You have to change the water and watch the ph so yes it's not overnight. About ~2 months.
Oh, you can drill the rock with a masonary bit. LR is made up of calcium and is pretty soft.

ryshark 04-14-2010 03:26 AM

This is the base rock I bought. Its not too dense, which is good. D&T Aquarium Supplies-Aquarium Supplies For Saltwater And Freshwater Aquariums, And Ponds Also whats nice about this is that you don't have to cure it. Just rinse it really good and I soaked mine in circulating water for a week too, just to get all the little particles out.

melosu58 04-14-2010 02:06 PM

It might be more expensive but check out your LFS. You can actually get the sizes and shape that you want and be able to see what it looks like.

wingersfan14191 04-16-2010 01:24 AM

Thank you everyone..I have actually came across that south sea lace rock several times..there seems to be one common picture for all of them..Is there any way i could tell the company want i for example rock with bigger holes or flatter types on that lace rock?..Or do i just accept what they give me?..

Greenmaster 04-16-2010 02:27 AM

I'm new here but I really think this is good and it might be able to help you a lot.

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