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    An aquarium in the home is designed to give pleasure,a focal point and everyone has their preferences, whether to create a natural aquascaped scene or to have busty mermaids and ship wrecks is a matter of choice.

    Providing hiding places, spawning sites also can be relevant, some rocks may be suitable for freshwater aquariums but not salt water aquariums, same applies to petrified wood which is excellent for soft water and acidic loving fishes but not so for hard water, alkhaline loving fishes where as sand stone rocks will be vice versa. Also relevant to have rocks that dont crumble and make a mess .

      apart from the  pH of your aquarium water being effected very rarely there may be some that contain toxic metals it is therefore important you seek proper advice from your aquatic store where in most cases you will be purchasing your decorations from. Srubbing rocks, soaking petrified wood is all part of preperation of the aquarium. Also bear in mind the shape, jagged edges, can the fish damage them selves?

    In the marine aquarium live rock has become very popular, containing much beneficial bacteria as well as much marine life, live rock should be held completely submerged then rotated under the water, this will expel any trapped air. Live rock does have many attractions as mentioned interesting life, beneficial bacteria but be aware it can also contain pests such as zoa eating nudibranchs  and other unwelcome guests you may not see!

    Rocks, wood are all water displacement items more we use, less water volume, hence imperative to closely monitor water parameters,using the seneye device gives peace of mind





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