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Without aquarium decorations, your tank is just a bowl with fish in it. Decorations and backgrounds give it life and personality. With all the plants, rocks, and figurines to pick from, you can truly make your aquarium unique. If you are just starting out, you'll want to get a wide selection of unique items for your tank. Driftwood, plants, rocks, aquarium substrate, marbles, fish tank backgrounds and ornaments, Pet Mountain has everything you can think of for your aquarium. Some of the larger, saltwater or reef tanks have entire cities built at the bottom of their tanks! With the larger 100 gallon or bigger tanks, you can even put large rocks and coral in there to give it that ocean floor look.

For the brand new fish enthusiast, you can easily start small and just get a few plants and an ornament or two. Popular ones include the shipwreck and pirate with a pot of gold. Some people like to match the color of rock with the colors of the fish you have. There are all kinds of ideas you can use for your aquarium decorations. Whatever you're dreaming up, Pet Mountain can help you put it together.

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You can also create a rock wall using pieces of existing rock or fake rocks with a PVC framework. Build a rough framework for your background with the pipe into any shape you want, including individual peaks and arches. However, a plain wall shape makes the most effective background. Once you finish the PVC framework, attach pieces of rock to it. For larger pieces, drill the rock with a 1/8-inch masonry bit, then attach them with nylon bolts. For smaller pieces, you can attach them directly with super glue and super glue accelerator. This method was originally intended for creating structures out of live rock, which requires working quickly to avoid losing valuable organisms. However, you can use this same technique with any aquarium-safe rock, real or synthetic. LARGE AQUARIUM ROCKS POROUS BLACK LAVA STONE, Aquascaping, WYSIWYG #BBLL2 #ThirdPlanetTreasures
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One of the biggest mistakes that people make when adding rocks to their fish tank is to pile them up against the glass. Rocks are heavy, and aquarium glass isn’t particularly strong. If you pile a sufficiently large pile of rocks against your aquarium’s glass, it will crack. They should always be piled away from the glass, in safe piles.With one of the most diverse selections of lightweight rock aquarium backgrounds, Universal Rocks makes it easy to drastically transform the look of your terrarium, fish tank or pet reptile enclosure. All our 3D backgrounds are molded from real rock features, colored with real rock material and available in your choice of either flexible or rigid foam. Be sure to browse our large inventory of lightweight Texas Holey Rocks, Reefs, Overflow & Heater covers, Pet Rock Bowls and other custom aquarium accessories. We offer detailed aquarium backgrounds and décor for tanks in standard sizes, in addition to many larger and custom enclosures.Dried reef rocks are essentially . Dried reef rocks are composed of dead coral from reefs. These rocks are usually white to tan in color; no colorful coralline algae like on live rocks. These rocks are great for making aquascape structues for your fish to live in, hide in, and enjoy.

Petrified coral is coral that is dried and no longer houses living organisms or bacteria. Usually this type is coral is seen as white to tan branches. Petrified coral is great for adding unique features to your aquarium aquascape.

Both dried reef rock and petrified coral with bacterias and organisms with time and a healthy, thriving aquarium. A newly established tank may take years to gain large quantities of coralline algae and bacteria blooms because the tank ecosystem is new and must mature and gain stability to maintain small, delicate organisms such as copepods and various bacteria. The process of turning dried rock and coral "live" by adding rocks, sand, and other objects to a newly established aquarium from an established, older aquarium. This way, the massive coralline algae and bacteria will spread onto your new rock and coral and house themselves there. Before adding dried rock and coral to your tank residing on them from store handling. Proper curing method can be found above; "Curing Live Rock Before Use", but for a shorter duration of time. Dried rock and coral can be obtained at local fish stores or online for decent pricing. Great dried reef rock is sold by trustworthy Carib Sea. These rocks are white and shaped gorgeously, as well as having a cheap price of less than two dollars per pound: of the place where it is going to stand. Water is heavy and you are about to add rocks and substrate. Make sure the tank, stand or floor will not collapse under the load. Get some small Styrofoam sheets around 3cm thick, or alternatively a sheet of light-diffusing ‘egg-crate’. You will use these to put a cushion between the glass floor of your aquarium and the largest and heaviest rocks. (Your substrate will hide these)