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Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Broggo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:01 pm

Not sure to whether they are suitable but I'd have thought that they would discolour the water.
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Tony » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:11 pm

I would have thought it would raise the temperature too high tbh :wink:

joking aside ,I knew a guy that did an aquascape many years ago in a species only Blind cave fish tank ,but never see it done for a Malawi tank.

I would think the coal is pretty inert so would be ok for the fish ,just not sure how it would look ? ,If you tried it and it didn't look that good you could soon change it to something else :tu:
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Clare » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:21 pm

I've known a couple of people use it in mbuna grow tanks. Had to wash it really well as it can be dusty but they never had any problems.

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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby tony9144 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:01 am

some great ideas for me tank
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Spurry05 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:26 pm

Thanks for this... :tu:
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby mark p » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:39 pm

some gr8 tanks hope i can get mine to this standard
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby bradderz123 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Some fantastic tanks - I look on with jealousy at their natural looks. As my tank is only 150L I didn't want to lose water thru displacement by heavy rocks so have gone the artificial route.
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Clare » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:20 pm

I love the look of your tank, I always wanted to go the artificial rock route but they are so expensive.
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby bradderz123 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:36 am

i agree but i didn't think i had any choice based on what i wanted to do.
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Re: Some of the common rock type for your aquarium.

Postby Chinny » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:51 pm

I have gone for artificial ocean rock by Unipac. Very expensive but looks very realistic, easy to move about to clean etc, a lot smoother than real ocean rock and water displacement is minimal.
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