Aquarium rocks are one of the most important things that you have to consider if you are going to design the aquarium that you have. We are sure that many of you would want to transform a somewhat clinical environment of your aquarium into an attractive replica of the natural habitat of fish and plant and what you can do to achieve this is to make sure that you are choosing, preparing and positioning all the aquarium rocks you have in a proper and appropriate manner.
When it comes to aquarium rocks, we want you to know that not all of them are identical when it comes to composition nor they are all suitable for all kinds of aquarium as there those that will only work for certain types of aquarium.. This is the very reason why you have to make sure that you are doing some test to check whether or not the aquarium rocks you are placing on your aquarium is safe for your fish and plant. What we are trying to say here is that the type of aquarium rocks that you can use safely for your aquarium is dependent on the type of fish as well as plant species you will be placed there.
For those of you out there who are considering the possibility of having a freshwater aquarium, the most suitable aquarium rock that you can use for it is what we call as inert rock. Speaking of inert rocks, this is a term that is commonly used in reference to a group of rock that has something to do with the following types of rocks: quartz, basalt, shale, obsidian, sandstone and coal as well. As the name suggests, inert rocks the kind of rocks that do not affect the chemistry of the water. That is why inert rocks are the best choice when it comes to freshwater aquariums.
On the contrary of it, if you are preparing to have a hard water aquarium or a brackish aquarium with the intention of raising the hardness or pH level of the water without using any chemical treatment, the best possible option you have for this are Calcerous rocks. Calcerous rocks are the best options for this due to the fact that these types of rocks have the ability to raise the hardness of the water and alter its pH level as well. Calcerous rocks are in direct contrast with inert rocks which are used for freshwater aquariums. Some of the most common types of Calcerous rocks include the following: chalk, limestone, and marble as well.
Because of this, you really have to do some necessary research and get to know these two categories of aquarium rock so that you will not commit a mistake in choosing what you should be using for your aquarium.