Rocks in an aquarium

Rocks are part of natural elements entering the composition of a decoration of aquarium. They give a beautiful optical aspect to the whole and allow the reconstruction many submarine landscapes . But you will have to know how to hold back because the rocks quickly take up a lot of space and reduce the surface on the ground.

We can use them to camouflage certain technical elements such as heating, aspiration of the filter or other devices and pipes. Like all other parts of the bac arrangement, the rocks, in addition to their decorative aspect, also have an additional function. Indeed, there are many species of fish that like to withdraw into rocky amoncers either for take refuge there, reproduce there , or even fix their territory < /Strong>. Some fish are even so subservient to the rocky element that will have to be provided for a special layout of the aquarium. This will have a lot of caves and possibilities of refuge s as in the natural environment from which these species come.

Limestone entering the composition of certain rocks dissolves very slowly in the water by the action carbon dioxide omnipresent, which increases the DGH hardness of the liquid element. This phenomenon is not always desirable depending on the type of aquarium you want to make. marble, dolomite, tuff are rocks with a high limestone base. The first two are not used in aquarophilia. The third, however, is better known in the form of beautiful stones with Yugoslavia. They frequently find their application in the composition of the decor of aquariums of the type \ ' Central America \' or the great African lakes Malawi and Tanganyika .

 

Volcanic lava

Volcanic lava stone for aquarium

You may have already seen or heard that volcanic lava was often entering the decoration of aquariums. It is very light and has a pleasant red-brew color n. Unless you schedule your next vacation in the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park, as a rule, this rock is only available in specialized trade. Its price remains high, because even compared to the specific low weight of the rock, it will still be necessary to immerse your hand in the wallet if only for a few stones and all the more reason for large aquariums. In addition, the lava is presented in various forms and its superficial structure is rough even sometimes presenting very lively edges which will risk injuring fish.

toxic rocks which release dangerous substances are rarely proposed and easily recognize themselves in their colors which are not natural. Therefore there is practically no danger if you use for the decoration of stones picked up in the wild. If they have lively edges, you can fold them with a file, then you clean them carefully with a brush under running water. As a rule, almost all rocks are suitable for the decoration of an aquarium as long as they are free from limestone. You will carry your preference on those of neutral to dark color to create contrasts .

 

The slate

slate for aquarium

The slate is a rock often used in the form of plates. It can easily be arranged in strata and is very suitable for the construction of terraces . In some regions, the trade also offers basalt somber that contains clear inclusions from time to time. Anyway, marbled rocks or too colorful have nothing to do in an aquarium because they completely distort the image of a natural setting . There should not be overlooked the general aspect of your Aqua Rium which must constitute a set. It is not a rock rock that must attract the gaze but rather the fish.

 

Granite

granite for aquarium

Granite is another rock that does not contain limestone, but it is not available in all regions, as well as large pebbles like those whose garden borders are made. To constitute large rocky stacks , it is imperative to prepare the foundations . Regarding the heap proper, you can silicon the rocks together in order to avoid the risk of slipping, but this has a major drawback during maintenance operations or during fish fishing, because they cannot no longer be moved individually.

It will be enough to check well when assemblying that each rock has a good seat before putting the next one, which will limit any stability problems. If you want to use large rocks, or if you want to install them vertically, which in both cases VA create charging points on the background window, you will have to provide a piece of polystyrene to interpalle the two elements. This will fulfill the role of shock absorber .

You can also place a thin polystyrene plate on the entire aquarium floor on which you will place the rocks, then fill the remaining spaces with the soil substrate. It should not be afraid to use large rocks, because some of them posed judiciously and possibly completed by shales placed vertically, will often have a more beautiful effect than a heap of several small stones and will let it remove faster if you want to fish fish or modify the decor.

Aquarium fish

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Julidochromis marlieri

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