Where do you guys get your aquarium rocks?

CatM30

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I'm setting up a 55 gallon goldfish tank, and love the look of the large river rocks in the tank, but I'm having a hard time finding large rocks? I want to get some height to make the tank more dynamic, but most river rocks I've found online are quite small. Do you guys buy from hardware or landscaping places, or is there an aquarium site I'm missing? I'm in Canada so that narrows some options down
 

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Your home improvement stores like Home Depot/Lowes etc should have some. You should be able to get a huge bag of 0.5 cubic feet for about $10.
 

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Have u tried the stones around the river bed, not in? i know this may sound stupid, cause u prob already looked. Bht if u dig around it a little bit, u canfind pretty big ones underneath the mud
 

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Gardening supply, building material supply, river banks.
 

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We used to get them from the river.
We now only buy fake ones. Real rocks are way to heavy. Fake rocks look just as good.
 

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ForceTen said:
We used to get them from the river.
We now only buy fake ones. Real rocks are way to heavy. Fake rocks look just as good.
Doesn't work everywhere. Here you get 10 real rocks - at the aquarium supply, no less - for the same money you pay for one fake one.
 

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Local landscaping businesses, rock yards and nurseries are the best places.

Shop around. Places will charge by the pound.
 

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I got everything second hand on gumtree or equivalent - people often use a few from a bag and wanted to get rid of the rest for next to nothing
 

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