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How does one find materials for caves (rocks,shale,etc) I have found just a few in my town..Also if one was to use rocks that were found...What kind of preparation would be necessary to add to Tanks.

Chipster...Steelerfan (sad one today)
 

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Hi Chipster,

Just recently, another Fish Lore member has asked similar questions to yours. I think the answers in this thread should help you:
 
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Thank-you very much Isabella.......
 

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I bought flat rocks from one of those places that supplies rock to construction companys when they build a house. He let us pick out the ones we wanted and only charges us .20 per pound. this is what I did for my 55 gallon. I think there is a picture of it in my gallery. this is what it looks like now.
Left side and right side
 

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That is very nice looking. That is a great idea to go to a rock supplier to get teh rocks to make teh cave. Did you use tank aproved silicone to glue them together.
 

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It looks beautiful Carol. This is a great idea for getting rocks too Is it slate?

P.S. I think "petrified wood" also looks nice in a tank - it's a very cheap rock (not wood) that can be found at many local fish stores. Well, actually, it's a fossilized wood - or so I've heard on Plant Geek. Anyways, whatever it is, it looks nice to me. Mostly because it's a rock yet it has nice coloration similar to driftwood. Very practical piece of decoration.
 

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Isabella not slate but not sure what it is(didn't fizz with acid test).
Tumbleweed- yes aquarium safe silicone was used.
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Thanks Carol.
 

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Butterfly said:
I bought flat rocks from one of those places that supplies rock to construction companys when they build a house. He let us pick out the ones we wanted and only charges us .20 per pound. this is what I did for my 55 gallon. I think there is a picture of it in my gallery. this is what it looks like now.
Left side and right side
Your aquarium is like..like..awesome!!!
 
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Those rocks look great...Thanks for suggestion..
 
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