LET’S AQUASCAPE!!! #2. Rocks

Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water.

One of the most popular material in Aquascaping World is stone.

It is a very popular building material for interesting arrangements and its diversity allows you to achieve a fantastic effect.

Tanks built of stone only are called Iwagumi.

Iwagumi is one of the most striking and simple formations, representing a mountain scape or Buddhist triad so it is well suited to aquascaping.

1. Can We used any stone or rock in Our Fish tank???

Not all of rocks that We can find in Our gardens or forests can be used in fish tank. Some of those materials can leech high quantity of calcium, magnesium or other minerals into the water and cause pH changed. Majority of plants and tropical fishes tolerate low or very low pH water.

2. How I can check if my rocks are OK for fish tank use.

The best way is test rocks with vinegar.

Vinegar, an acid, dissolves bits of a material called calcium carbonate in the limestone. This releases carbon dioxide, a gas that rises to the surface as a stream of bubbles. Rocks that don’t contain calcium carbonate won’t fizz.

If your rock fizz its not good for Your fish tank!!!

3. What should I do with rocks before placing them into my fish tank?

It does not matter if you buy rocks in stores or found in nature. Every stone should be scrubbed out off visible dirt and rinsed in warm water before putting it in the aquarium.

For stones found in nature it is a good idea to boil them for 20 to 30 minutes.

4. So what stones can you use?

  • Granite
  • Basalt
  • Quartz

5. Are they any other rocks available?

Those days We can find a fantastic selection of rocks and stones from all around the World!!!


Dragon Stone

Stones with a unique and interesting structure. Most often used in aquariums in the style of nature and hardscape, in terrariums of any character and in the popular forest in the jar.


Samurai Stone

Great stone for all biotopes. It can be the basic building material for aquariums with stone and rock decor, creating beautiful backgrounds, hiding places. It has a rare red and rusty discolouration with quartz elements.


Black and Red Lava Stones

The Black and Red Lava is a unique stone that finds more and more enthusiasts and becoming the most trendy rocks used in Aquascape.


Glimmer Rock

An interesting rock resembling with its structure and colour the bark of a tree. It can be the basic building material for aquariums with stone and rock decor and creating beautiful backgrounds, hiding places.


Grey Mountain Rock

Gray Mountain stones with a unique structure. With their help, we can create original arrangements with stones imitating rocks. Due to its neutral, natural shape and colour, the rock finds its place in every tank.


Lime Rock

Filipino limestone is used to decorate rock aquariums, especially in biotopes with cichlids Tanganyika and Malawi. You can create beautiful rock compositions that often resemble a reef and saltwater aquarium, hence the popularity of limestone. Also used as a substructure for live rock in marine aquariums.


Coral Rock

Coral rock is one of the highest quality rocks for marine aquariums and aquascaping. We offer natural, dry rocks that have been obtained from prehistoric coral seas. The rock is suitable as a filtration medium for sump, reef construction in reef aquariums and decoration in Tanganyika / Malawi aquariums.


Aqua Remedy have great selection of rocks available for order!!! You can order unlimited quantity of stones. You can pick size and colour and if you will not used it, sure, We will accept them returns!!!

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