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Aquascaping resources driftwood to rocks

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Important part of my aquascape design that shapes my creation is driftwood and rocks.
I'm always keep an eye out for a nice driftwood or rock collection.
I search takes me to only LFS and wholeslaes around the NYC area at this time.
I have not comb the beaches or gone to any country side to find natural resources yet.
So anyone know of any good resources like there backyard to garden centers to find the prefect piece.
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OK, here we go-- Thanks for the photobucket link, Ken.

First is Blue Rock with plain coarse sand:

Here's Blue rock wetted with Eco-Complete:

I didn't spend a whole lot of time on composition of these photos-- They're mostly for journal purposes, but this gives an idea about blue gneiss. A local gem for 'scaping.
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Very nice rocks John. It reminds me when I used to live in NJ a long time ago. I think I remember seeing some (rocks). Its been so long. Down here in South Texas we just have clay mud. It sort of makes me home sick.

However there must be some mesquite or mangrove wood floating around here somewhere. I've got to keep my eyes out for it.

Steve Pituch
Living in Florida i am lucky that mangrove wood is everywhere. There is a shop here locally called Driftwood Decor. I can give any of you the phone number if you want to arrange to have huge peices shipped to you. They have a yard completely full of mangrove, cypress, and some other wood i can't remember. All sizes and shapes. I find it hard to find anything that would fit a tank smaller than 50 gallons, but you could always break the peice or something. It would probably be very expensive, two branchy peices for my 50 gallon cost me $20. Much cheaper than my LFS though. A very large peice could be in the hundreds easily. PM me if you want the number i dont get the email reminders at the house i am at right now.
toshi said:
Hey Ken, I used them in this tank:


good job man. tank looks very good!!!

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