Aquarium Rocks On A Budget?

Caleb Smith

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I am working on a new aquascape for my axolotl tank and I am looking for some aquarium safe (obviously) rocks with character. Something like DragonStone with unique shapes and structures. What are some good websites or cheap sources to find rocks?
 

Pictusboss

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lava rock is awesome. it is red, pourus rock found in yards and gardens commonly, and it is pretty cheap. pool filter sand looks awesome, and is 5 bucks for a 20 gallon bag. the red rocks and the sand set off to bright green plants and colorful fish would look incredible. if you have a pond or lake nearby you can find some there. Just make sure there is no calcium in the rocks.
 
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Caleb Smith

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Pictusboss said:
lava rock is awesome. it is red, pourus rock found in yards and gardens commonly, and it is pretty cheap. pool filter sand looks awesome, and is 5 bucks for a 20 gallon bag. the red rocks and the sand set off to bright green plants and colorful fish would look incredible. if you have a pond or lake nearby you can find some there. Just make sure there is no calcium in the rocks.
I like the look of lava rock and that its cheap, but I have heard very differing opinions about whether it's actually safe for axolotls which makes me scared to use it.
 

Mcasella

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I would say something similar to texas holy rock (both dragon stone and lava rock are going to be tough on the skin of the axolotls). Some smoother type of stone.
 
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Caleb Smith

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Mcasella said:
I would say something similar to texas holy rock (both dragon stone and lava rock are going to be tough on the skin of the axolotls). Some smoother type of stone.
I looked it up and it looks great. I'm definitely going to try and track some down. Thanks for you help.
 

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