Turtle Rock | Aquarium & Terrarium Tank | Universal Rocks
cichlid tank landscape using aquarium safe silicon and flat slate rocks
Because of this, I always recommend using aquarium silicone to glue the rocks together. Even if you’re just created a small cave for your fish to hide in, it’s still a good idea to safely secure it with silicone. Always make sure to use a non-toxic silicone, and I recommend using .
Which brings us to our second point – always secure rocks in an aquarium. It’s rarely safe to pile rocks together in an aquarium without anything to secure them. All it takes is one overly excited fish, or a simple bump to the aquarium to send the rocks tumbling. And once the rocks fall, you’re either going to end up with some crushed fish, or broken glass. Either way, it won’t be pretty.
Preparing the Rocks for Use in an Aquarium
How to Safely Add Rocks to an Aquarium
We specialize in mounting orchids and bromeliads to premium rocks and fossils found in Dade County. All the rocks are hand selected based on their unique characteristics and qualities. Next an orchid or bromeliad is strategically attached creating an amazing combination of natural beauty. Most of the rocks contain fossilized shells, coral and/or calcite from when South Florida was a shallow reef ecosystem. The fossilized rocks are unearthed inland (not in the ocean) from depths up to 100 feet below ground level. Each of these Aquatic Rocks are original and unique. The rocks can either be hung or laid down depending on shape and characteristics of rock. Please see our for more examples of Aquatic Rocks.In practice, the power of limestone rocks to significantly raise the pH in an aquarium appears to be rather limited. This can be attested by many African rift lake cichlid aquarists who have found that simply having limestone rocks in their tank will not buffer the water up to the levels they may desire.Most rocks that you find in your yard, in creeks or streams, or elsewhere in nature pose no problems for use in the aquarium. Those few that may cause problems can be identified by applying a few simple procedures or observations. While you can save money by adding local rocks to your aquarium, if you choose the wrong kind of rock, or don’t properly prepared them, it can be absolutely disastrous. Some rocks can alter the pH, or hardness of the water, and this is especially pronounced if you have naturally acidic water. And other rocks can be infested with bacteria and other nasty organisms that can be deadly to your fish.