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Chrisl

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Rock Source
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:35 AM »
I posted this on another forum and thought I'd share it here too.  My first chance to actually 'add' something to the forum ;)

Hi, as well as bonsai, I'm also 'into' japanese, live planted tanks.  These use special soil, open top with hanging high output lights from ceiling (for realistic shadows), CO2 injection (controlled by monitoring pH) and high dose fertilization.  Anyway, (recent transplant to Chicago from the Bay Area), there's this one store in SF that sells all the japanese products...spendy but worth it!
They used to sell, I just checked, real rocks from Japan, that were also spendy, but just stunning stones!  Luckily, I have a small collection.

But they still sell now, rocks from China for $2.99/lb.  They are still really nice rocks, just not as nice as the japanese.  They'd make beautiful rock plantings.  Here's the website if anyone's interested: 
http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76_7_14&products_id=274
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Rock Source
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 08:58 AM »
I'm sure they are not as selective but I have been to a few Pet supply stores here in Louisville that also have a selection of tank rocks.  I started going there after a friend with several fish tanks had some rocks out and I commented on how cool they were and he said, "I got them at the fish store (Feeders Supply here locally), that one was $10 you want it." I'll take a picture of it to post here when I get a chance.
 

Chrisl

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Re: Rock Source
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 09:56 AM »
I wanna take a picture of my japanese rocks, just to show you guys.  I'll get that out tom. hopefully.
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Rock Source
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 07:52 PM »
Here is the rock I was referring to.  I'm not sure what they called it in the pet store but I love the sense of a river-cut plateau in the American southwest. Sorry about the display, I put it in a little sand just to get a shot of it.  I'm not sure if I want to have it in a suiban or daiza. Thanks.
 

Chrisl

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Re: Rock Source
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 10:03 AM »
Jim, those are nice looking rocks.  And very similar to the japanese stones, but without the sl. brownish color.  Good find!
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Rock Source
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 10:00 PM »
Thanks, I was pretty happy when my friend offered it to me.  Now to just figure out how to display it.