Due to the high volume of hardscape orders received, we cannot send photos of current inventory available or accommodate detailed customization. All hardscape sales are FINAL and are not eligible for return or exchange unless you have received the incorrect item(s).
Stones should be cleaned prior to use. Do NOT boil any stone hardscape.
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Black River Slate is a type of hardscape that isn't too commonly seen in the planted aquarium hobby. These flat stones are perfect for stacking cave structures or creating paths in the planted aquarium. Color tones are dark grey, almost black when submerged and provide lovely contrast against vividly colored aquarium plants. These stones are also easy to break apart for multi-use purposes and very ideal for wrapping your favorite aquatic mosses around them such as Riccia, Mini Pellia, Fissidens Fontanus, Christmas Moss and more. Alternatively, Black River Slate can also be used as a base hardscape for scapes that utilize intricate driftwood work.
How many pounds do I need?
We advise 2 x Tank volume in gallons = Total amount of pounds required
TIP: Soaking stones in muriatic acid will provide a darker shade of color. Please do thorough research to ensure safety measures are understood and followed.
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.