Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

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Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby aquamania » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:04 pm

I am keeping aquarium from last 5-6 months. now want to start a planted tank. I bring some river rocks from haridwar. are these suitable for aquarium? I read on internet that all rocks are not suitable for aquarium.



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Re: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:24 pm

Most of the rocks affects water chemistry. Before introducing particular rocks, check them.
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Re: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby gauravgupta » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:54 am

aquamania wrote:I am keeping aquarium from last 5-6 months. now want to start a planted tank. I bring some river rocks from haridwar. are these suitable for aquarium? I read on internet that all rocks are not suitable for aquarium.


Yes, they may be harmful for aquarium fishes. Sometimes they increase hardness etc.
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Re: RE: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby sushant » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:34 am

aquamania wrote:I am keeping aquarium from last 5-6 months. now want to start a planted tank. I bring some river rocks from haridwar. are these suitable for aquarium? I read on internet that all rocks are not suitable for aquarium.

River rocks are most stable type of rock for aquarium purposes. In my opinion you don't even need to test them.They have already weathered for a very long time under flowing water and they still exist because they are almost insoluble.

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Re: RE: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby Somen » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:04 pm

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aquamania wrote:I am keeping aquarium from last 5-6 months. now want to start a planted tank. I bring some river rocks from haridwar. are these suitable for aquarium? I read on internet that all rocks are not suitable for aquarium.


River rocks are most stable type of rock for aquarium purposes. In my opinion you don't even need to test them.They have already weathered for a very long time under flowing water and they still exist because they are almost insoluble.
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Re: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:27 pm

Yes they can be used. I am using boulders brought from North Bengal river teesta, and they are being kept in my discus tank. If stones brought from any mining area there may be problem. River stone? No prob man, go ahead.

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Re: Are river rocks suitable for aquarium?

Unread postby aquamania » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:17 pm

vikramdutta11 wrote:Yes they can be used. I am using boulders brought from North Bengal river teesta, and they are being kept in my discus tank. If stones brought from any mining area there may be problem. River stone? No prob man, go ahead.



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