Granite.....

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by Aeropars, 13 Nov 2008.

  1. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know if granite is suitable as a hardscape rock?

    I really hope it is as I have an endless supply of the stuff... I work for Lafarge aggregates and have the Mountsorrel quarry 5 minutes down the road.

    I can get anything froma 3 tonne rock to pea shingle!

    Comments apreciated
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Granite is igneous if I remember rightly? So would think it would be fine. Its not a lime or sand stone so should inert and OK in the tank.

    BTW which Lafarge site do you work at? I've been to quite a few of them with my job!

    Sam

    EDIT - could look really nice is a tank. Be different too.
     
  3. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    I work for the Aggregates HQ in the IT department in Syston, Leicester.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    If you could get me some granite cubes that are about 2cm cubed I'd be your best friend for a while :lol: I've had something in mind for about 6 months, but can't really find what I'm looking for...
     
  5. Aeropars

    Aeropars Member

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    Cubes would be near on impossible to find, especially if you want then pretty uniform. The granite is blown from the quarry then literally tipped in to a giant pestle and mortar so its totally random how it comes out.
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Oh right
     
  7. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    I've got some cubed granite... 6x6 and 8x6 it is... which could be too big?
     

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