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need help with lighting & found rocks

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by California Cowgirl, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    awesome, dawn thanks for all the info on rocks, tomorrow afternoon i'll take a picture of the rocks that im talking about
     
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    Cool! Thought I'd show ya the link since some weren't even $2.00
    Ps. Be careful on the weight of rocks...i always worry about cracking the bottom of a tank regardless of substrate (that stuff gets heavy).
    I know plenty of people who use light diffuser to defer the rockwork weight in their cichlid tanks.
     
  3. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    found a pic so you guys can see what im talking about
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  4. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    ok, and also thanks Lemon for all the help as well, and i'll take a look at your link dawn
     
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    okay. I've seen those..they're pretty heavy. You'd be better off baking them if they pass the fizzy test.
     
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    ok, and since there there, i'll try the testing during the week if its not raining, and i'll have to try and grab some on the bottom since they seem to be smaller and not to heavy
     
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    hammer? Break a piece off one of the top ones that would be easy to reach...test it..if its good...then you can go to the basin (or break the large ones to smaller portions).
    Ps. if you bake afterwards..let those bad boys sit for several hours to cool.
    Hot rocks make hot water..cold rocks will drop your water temp just as fast as hot ones will raise it.
     
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    oh, do you think the trains would affect the rocks in any way, like pollute them or anything
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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    Be careful... somebody paid to put those there too :confused:
     
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    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    Rearranging/Redecorating Brackish Tanklol i will, those same rocks have been there for at least 20 years, they have never changed since my parents moved into this house. And it's even illegal to go on the dirt path, but people still do, no cops ever come, besides, if they do pass, i'll only take a few
     
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    i'm sure trains do (fuel)...but boiling/baking will remove all impurities.
     
  12. LemonDiscus

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    I would boil myself... but both will do! ;)
     
  13. California Cowgirl

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    ok, just making sure, lol my parents will think im nuts for boiling rocks, but they'll like it more than me going out and buying some :)
     
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    Yes they will! :)

    My wife likes it more too (my wife is the equivalent to your parents.... you women :roll: )
     
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    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    hahahhaha lol even when i was doing my water changes yesterday my dad was like you know there is water shortage right, i was like yea, then he was like then why are you using so much water, lol then i was like cause i have to, and then he just shook his head and left. Both parents think all of this is a waist :p but i rebel against their opinion
     
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    Lol. creative thinking! Now that's a woman for ya!
     
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    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    haha
     
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    That would be a woman :roll:
     
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    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz0FSZd2aaQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz0FSZd2aaQ</a> is what i was trying to attempt to do with my river rock
     
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    oh, I see...just make sure they're stable (rock formations) or else they can topple and kill your inhabitants.