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NATURAL STONE AQUARIUM SCULPTURES FOR SALE

Completed AQUARIUM SCULPTURES FOR SALE are at the bottom of the page.

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 gravel. 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.

PAGE TWO      Is all slate safe in aquariums?    See Video of Angelfish with Fry !

PAGE THREE     Tools needed to make slotted slate aquarium decorations.

PAGE 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.

   

 

                             NATURAL STONE AQUARIUM SCULPTURES FOR SALE

                                                     Please click on the pictures for details of each sculpture


Sculpture #1

Sculpture #2

Sculpture #3

Sculpture #4

Sculpture #5

Sculpture #6

Slate Terrace #7
. Sculpture #11 A simple Slate Cave  
Sculpture #8
  Sculpture #9 .   Spawning Slate for Angel Fish #10 .

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