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Old 03-07-2017, 01:50 PM
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Default Tanganyika species setup, what type of rocks?

Hello I'm trying to setup a tank with mostly Frontosas with 2-3 Leleupis and 2-3 Daffodil/Brichardi types. What is a good rock firmation to go with? No plants. Reef rocks, Corals I like..

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I wouldn't use sharp rocks to avoid eye injuries.
Personally i use fake rocks less weight and you don't need to be all that careful

The ones i use are from www.akwaline.nl they have some nice big ones !
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I wouldn't use sharp rocks to avoid eye injuries.
Personally i use fake rocks less weight and you don't need to be all that careful

The ones i use are from www.akwaline.nl they have some nice big ones !
Hi there, thanks for the link, they have very nice stuff. A bit too expensive for me, especially from Europe with the shipping etc, and the fact that I prefer real rocks, I will find some nice ones on a coastal camping trip this summer..and will need to pile them up here because this new setup I did yesterday looks so plain and empty!



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Still looks very nice! A good place to look for cool rocks is your local landscape supply company, their rocks are usually pennies on the dollar compared to lfs prices.
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I went down to a local creek bed that had been eroded 30 + feet and when you get erosion that far down you start to get some nice rocks,,,I then brought them home washed them really good with water only and then I put them in the oven at 375 for 30 mins that will kill anything that is left on the rocks,,,I don't know about you but I'm not taking any chances,,,you could boil them too but I'm not missing any of my pots up,,lol,By the way I try to find slate rock and red rock and that white pearl rock and I try to get those without sharp edges... hope this helps...Good luck,,by the way your setup doesn't look bad at all....
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Thanks for the advice guys.
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Up here in the north, they use a lot of rock to rebuild road beds in swampy areas. Found all my best rocks in these spots. Always broken and in irregular shapes. Can be sharp however. Don't know where you're located but can be a cheap option. Just don't stop on the highway. Safety first kids.
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?...Can be sharp however.
I took a grinder with a grinding stone to smooth out all the sharp edges of all my rocks. Works great! Something for all to consider.
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