At your local pet store, you may find many various types of pebbles and aquarium stones in various shapes, sizes, and colors to suit your needs. If the pebbles you add are filled with chemicals or other materials that might kill your fish over time, don’t put them in.
Avoid aquarium stones/rocks having sharp edges and tiny pores. Using sandpaper, you may smooth the edges of stones. Your fish will benefit from the weight and oxygenation of water replaced with natural stones. If you don’t have much money or time to spend on your tank, fake rocks are a better option.
- Don’t put too many big rocks in your tank since they may break your tank’s glass or even the aquarium stand it’s supported on, which may not be able to withstand the additional weight after you add water.
- Remember to thoroughly clean any pebbles or stones before putting them in your fish tank. If they contain any harmful organisms, let them soak under boiling water for 10 minutes to get rid of them.
- Before putting your rock in the tank, add a layer of gravel and sand to protect the glass.
- Keep your rocks in place before and after the water has been poured to ensure they don’t tumble over.
- Make sure your substrate or the wall of your tank is secure enough to prevent them from falling over.
- For your convenience, we’ve collected a comprehensive guide on the many types of aquarium pebbles and their effects on your aquarium.