Live Rock

Discussion in 'Shell Dweller Cichlids' started by christopherdiehl77, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. christopherdiehl77

    christopherdiehl77Valued MemberMember

    Does it buffer the water and can i add some pieces to a new she'll dwellers tank?
     
  2. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    You won't want to add live rock to a freshwater tank. You're pretty much wasting money, as live rock will die and pollute a freshwater tank.

    If you want the same look, go for some clean base rock, and soak it for a few weeks in a bucket to make sure it's not going to leech anything into your tank. Cheaper, and safer.

    Not sure if they'll use it for a home, as most of it is nothing like a shell.
     
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    christopherdiehl77

    christopherdiehl77Valued MemberMember

    Thanks for the reply. I have a 29 gallon long with 60 shells. I just wanted a few rocks for aesthetics and I wanted to buffer the water without adding crushed coral to the substrate. I suppose I could add a little to the filter
     
  4. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Base rock would be your best bet, for that look. Or, look into Texas Holey Rock.

    The rock may buffer a bit, but crushed coral is your better bet, IMO.
     
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    christopherdiehl77

    christopherdiehl77Valued MemberMember

    Thanks y'all. Here's my tank. Will this work? Just need water and multies I believe 3dafb7de7618b416b20937fee2200c2a.jpg
     
  6. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    Looks good!

    My shell dweller setup was just that. I used some play sand, a bunch of acrylic shells, and called it a day. Tank run for over a year with quite a few fry, before I had to take it down.
     




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