Adding rocks to an aquarium not only improves the appearance of the aquarium,
but is also greatly beneficial for the fish living inside it. However,
the rocks you add in your aquarium should not alter the pH levels of the
water, confirming it to be a safe and healthy place for the fish.
There are many different types of rocks and stones that can be added to
an aquarium. Many people choose to get the rocks structured in a way that
makes the appearance even more pleasant, such as in the form of plateaus
or small hills. This makes the appearance of the aquarium much neater
and more appealing, and it can also be fun to watch the fish swim under
and over the decorations.
However, not all types of rocks should be added to an aquarium, especially
if it is a freshwater aquarium, as this can really harm the fish that
live inside it. Here are the top safest rocks to use in fresh water aquariums:
Quartz is a beautiful and translucent rock that is well known for its similarity
in appearance to that of a diamond. With a variety of colors to offer,
quartz is a safe rock for use in any aquarium.
Slate is a combination of quartz, clay and volcanic ash mostly, and it
is often found in colors including purple and cyan blue. Slate is easy
to find and improves the appearance of any aquarium.
Basalt is usually dark in color and is formed from lava that has cooled
down. The igneous rock doesn’t alter the pH levels of the water
and can be found in a lot of different shapes and sizes.
4. Plastic Rocks
Plastic aquarium rocks continue to be one of the most popular choices,
because they are so safe. You can get pretty much any type of rock you
want in these decorative varieties.
For an in-depth discussion on which rock can be used and which cannot,
our team at Living Art Aquatic Design, Inc. can be reached at (310) 626-1448.
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