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Aquarium stones what role play, how to prepare, what to choose

Making aquarium with stones is not a new thing today. Both beginners and experienced aquarists resort to it. It is practical, original, allows you to show imagination and create a cozy water house.

Pebbles for aquarium You can choose the color and shape, decompose separately from each other or assemble into a single composition. Original place on them and interesting plant.

Of these, one can form such an internal situation that will not limit the internal freedom of the fish, but will correspond to their habits and peculiarities of biology.

Aquarium stones perform the following functions:

  1. create an architectural composition that allows the fish to satisfy their need for traveling and exploring the underwater world;
  2. maintain constant chemical composition of water (applies only to natural materials);
  3. serve as an anchor and anchorage for plants, especially of a woven nature;
  4. used by fish for the deposition of eggs in the spawning process;
  5. help to veil the components of the aquarium equipment (pump tubing, thermometers, filters, aerators);
  6. give the soil different colors (depending on the options used).

From large figured stones you can build grottoes, caves, various fortifications and towers. Over time they turn black and look like natural underwater structures.

Correctly chosen plant will give a sense of reality. This may be moss or small-leaved bushes.

Such aura is especially valuable. for tsikhlidnika.

Fish that prefer to hunt for food during the hunt can sit for hours in such fortifications, masquerading as snags or plant. In this case, their color may vary depending on the color range of the created ensemble.

Stones in water can take a lot of space. The main thing is not to allow the aquarium to become a rocky underwater kingdom when active and fast fish live there. Then the stones will interfere with their free movement, and may even cause injury.

Especially sensitive to this cichlids

For aquarium stones You can choose several options:

  • artificial;
  • natural processed;
  • natural raw.

Artificial stones for fish can be purchased at special stores or by order on the Internet sites. It is better if it is known in advance about their chemical composition and paints applied from above.

This should protect the aquarium from environmental issues. Often such decorative jewelry is transparent objects, different in size and shape, but always rounded.

They look stylish against the background of white quartz sandy soil and tender low plants. Glass Aquarium Pebbles easy to handle, beautifully reflect the incident light, shimmer when moving water.

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