As with any choice of decorations or fish aquarium rocks there are pros and cons. Some rocks, like Texas holey rock, can raise the pH while others like lava rock have been known to leach metals. It doesn’t happen too often, but it has happened. Usually, the lighter, more porous rocks tend to be better choices than the solid, heavier rocks. Consider this when purchasing rocks for your aquarium. All decorations and fish aquarium rocks will have to be cleaned or at least moved to clean the substrate in the tank. Heavy rocks on the bottom of an aquarium, even an aquarium with an undergravel filter, have the potential to do real damage if dropped or knocked over. If you have algae eaters in your freshwater tank, then perhaps solid rocks wouldn’t be as big a problem because they wouldn’t have to be taken out to be cleaned as often. Unfortunately, no mad scientist has come up with to help with algae issues in saltwater. However, rather it’s a freshwater or a saltwater tank, fish aquarium rocks will have to be moved to remove excess detritus during . So care should be taken.
Though not every rock type available for freshwater or saltwater aquariums is discussed in this article, hopefully the material discussed will help you with your choice of fish aquarium rocks.
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Because of the numerous choices in fish tank , it is easy to overlook fish aquarium rocks. Whether it’s lava rock, rainbow rock, Texas holey rock, lace rock, “glass rock”, and a myriad of man made rocks for freshwater and saltwater aquariums or live base rock and premium live rock for reef aquariums, rock can make an aquarium truly standout. Although you could probably pick up a rock from the garden or a stone from the beach and put it in the aquarium, don’t. Rocks found outside can be exposed to toxins like weed spray, soaps, and pet urine. Fish tank rocks sold at local pet stores and aquarium stores are cleaned completely, often with bleach or acid, then prepped for safe use in freshwater or saltwater aquariums.
Though the original road passed much closer, the Fish Rocks are easy to spot on the north side of Highway 178 and pull off on a dirt road that loops behind a ridge. If you don't have the patience to search for the local petroglyphs, this is your stop.