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Old 07-20-2006, 03:56 AM
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Leisure Lawn Stone - Professional Decorative Stone For Indoor or Outdoor use "River Pebbles"

I purchased some of this at Lowes today for a decent price. I chose the River Pebbles. They look natural and not coated or anything.

Does anybody have any objections for useing this in a vivarium after a good rinse and boiling?

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I have used them in two of my vivs for pond bottoms and it works quite well. You don't want anything as fine as sand, so these are good.
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Addendum... you say they "look" natural, are they not real stones? If they are not real, I would think twice because these things usually do not hold up under these heavy moisture conditions of a viv. Sorry abut the convusion
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.. they are real rocks.. to clear that up.

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I've used them. They only down side is that like all rock it's heavy.



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I would think that after a rinse and a boil you would be good to go. If you don't mind me asking, how much was it, and for what size?
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Most any bag of rocks at Lowes is under 4 bucks.



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Dane, Defaced is right. Under $4 for a half cubic foot- wich weighed approx 35 lbs. I could be wrong, but 2 bags prooved very heavy to carry :shock: Ill post a pic of them in the viv in a week or 2 hopefully.

I paid over $40 for rocks for my last viv (55 bowfront) and this time(60e) I paid $8 and should have some left over. Gonna boil them tomorow and get to work on my river 8)


Hey anyone seen a bowfront for sale that was a 55 gallon? Get this- I swear when I bought my first bowfront from petsmart, it was labeled 48gallon. I see them now and they are 46, I probably had too much to drink that day lol. Well when I bought my second bowfront from a Ebay seller, it was sold to me as 55gallon. I havnt measured the first and second tanks because one is at my cousins house and I hardly see it. I will definately bring my tape measure next time I go. What do you think?
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ive never seen a 55 bow front. i cant remembe which was which but i do recall being at my LFS and seeing two different brands of bow front. one was labeled as a 46 and one as a 48. it was either perfecto and oceanic or all-glass and oceanic. those are the two lines the two stores near me carry. aslo, all-glass sells a 65 gallon. i cant see the difference in it and the oceanic 58.
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i got several bags of that stone for the bottem of the big viv i'm (very slowly) building. am going to take it back out though because of the weight (think i got some 8 or 10 bags of it in thier)
the pain in the butt part about useing it is the fact that its coated in sand and needs to be rinsed off.

on a side note, although i've never seen one, i believe you 100% when you mention a 55 gallon bowfront. with all the different manufacturers and tank sizes/designs out thier, its easily possible. just adding as little as a quarter inch to the height of a tank will add gallons to its volume whgile keeping it visually appearing to be the same size. useing the same outside dimensions and useing thinner glass would aswell.
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I work at a store that carries All Glass Aquarium bow fronts, 2 foot long is a 26g, 3 foot at 46g, and 4 foot a 72g. Don't know about the other brands, though.
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Ill post a pic of them in the viv in a week or 2 hopefully.
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Heres a link to see the pics the rocks in action!

http://www.dendroboard.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18628
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