NATURAL STONE AQUARIUM SCULPTURES FOR SALE
Completed AQUARIUM SCULPTURES FOR SALE are at the bottom of
I began using stone to make
aquarium sculptures after
reading that pieces of natural slate are used in breeding Angelfish.
The fish lay eggs onto
the stone. The sculptures are formed by assembling
separate pieces of slate in the aquarium. I cut slots into the stone so that they fit
together. (See example).
It's an idea that works well in an aquarium. It
provides an aquatic environment that is both natural
looking and other world like. The sculptures are
substantial in appearance but in fact displace very little
water. They occupy a very small space on the aquarium
floor and embed nicely into aquarium
Best of all the fish seem to enjoy them, perhaps the
overhanging ledges of slate ease that deep seated fear of diving ducks!
I have tested this stone over
several months in aquariums with goldfish and also guppies.
There have been no ill effects. There are also a number of
sites that attest to the fish friendlyness of natural
slate but please do your own research before introducing
it to rare or more sensitive species of fish. The pieces are easily
assembled and taken apart again if you need to clean them.
They can be scalded with hot water if required.
If you are looking for information and some
ideas for using slate to make your own aquarium decor,
then check out these five pages where I share some techniques
for working with the stone and some simple plans for making
slate caves, tunnels and terraces.
PAGE ONE Where to find slate
suitable for aquarium decor.
TWO Is all slate safe in
aquariums? See Video of Angelfish
with Fry !
Tools needed to make slotted slate aquarium decorations.
FOUR The Methods,
making a slate aquarium decor by slotting slate.
PAGE FIVE The Designs. Some basic structures for
building with slate in an aquarium.