Cant find any good stone

Box of Demons

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All my local aquatic centers only have tiny pieces of wood and stone, I live in Leeds and have even driven to Hull (octopuss8) to loof for bigger pieces with no luck. I have a new roma 240 tank... sat with substrate init an d nothing else.

any suggestions on where i can find some good wood and stone (large pieces) ??
 

cbaum86

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I live in Leeds
Oh man, if only you'd have posted last week - not that that helps much. I also live in Leeds and ended up driving down to Aquarium Gardens, could have had a road trip. It was a long drive but well worth it!

I normally try to go when I visit my partners parents as they live Rutland so 3/4 of the way there. I even organised a holiday in Norfolk last summer just so I could go to Scaped Nature. Like you say it's so hard to find anywhere even remotely local with the same selection.
 

Wookii

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Both of our local Maidenhead Aquatics stores have a fairly decent selection of stone and wood. The Trowell Garden Centre store has a pretty good selection of wood, but not so much stone, and the NottCutts store has a decent selection of stone, but a little less wood. The last time I was there a couple of weeks ago, they had some massive pieces of Seiryu stone - I was almost tempted to buy it 'just in case'.

Your other option is to take a look online. Some sellers will list actual images of specific larger pieces of stone and wood, so at least you know exactly what you are buying.
 

Jayefc1

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If you ring AG I'm sure they would spend some time and maybe even facetime with you to choose stones and wood with them there pretty amazing guys there

J
 

Onoma1

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We don't seem to have much choice on either side of the Pennines.

The Abbys in Stockport had some larger pieces of wood the last time I visited. Mainly bogwood.

I would consider using other types of stone, perhaps from your local garden centre. Perhaps also look to wood from the UK. I have used beach. It's also a lot cheaper.

Visiting Aquarium Gardens is, however, a must. Really helpful staff and a great range of hardscape.
 

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Another one to try Riverwood Aquatics in Suffolk gets good reviews George Farmer as scaped there. Perhaps look at website or phone first. Said to have a good hard scape section
 

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