Have You Used This Rock?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Triston Wasmund, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Triston WasmundWell Known MemberMember

    I’m going to use those small 2 back pieces (first picture) in my 10 gallon tank. I have seen the type of rock being used in ponds and stuff, but I don’t know what to think of the rock. Anyone have any information, tips, or parameter changes this might cause, or anything I should worry about? I set them in boiling water right now, so hopefully they will be good to go. Thanks in advance!
  2. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I have used this rock in my aquariums before, but I never liked it.
    Just test it with some vinegar, and see if it fizzes at all.
  3. LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    I'd use a stronger acid than vinegar, so the reaction is a bit stronger.

    You can usually use rocks like that with no problem (I've always called it slate, although I'm not sure that's what it is) as long as you can be sure that they're from a clean area.
  4. Triston WasmundWell Known MemberMember

    Why didn’t you like it?
  5. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Because it looks a bit rough, and sandy.
    I prefer lava rock, or smooth river stones in my tanks.

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