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Great Quality Looks Nearly Like the Real Thing Mar 06, 2013
By D. Matlock
This Texas Holey Rock is very high quality and hard to distinguish from the real thing. It has all the textures and rock points that duplicates the look and feel of the actual rock.
There are just a few things that could be improved:
1.) The rock would be better if it were not hollow and open like a cave. Sure this might add some more weight but it would save having air bubbles get trapped inside.
2.) More varieties of the molds. Buying 3+ of these will have you struggling to turn them different ways to get a more authentic look, but it's not terribly difficult.
3.) Have the patent print removed from the rock as it limits an angle that can be used.
Overall I'm very happy with these rocks and I don't think there is a better replica at the moment. If your interested in some lightweight artificial holey rock that looks practically real you just might like this product. I gave it one less star because of the few improvements that could be made.
Beautiful Faux Texas Holey Rock Jan 22, 2013
By Peter Suslock
Having been keeping fish for close to 40 years I have found that Deep Blue produces the most gorgeous and true to life replicas of corals and stone that I have ever seen.
And this piece of Texas Holey Rock is no exception, it's simply indistinguishable from the real thing. Well, with the exception of the high cost of Texas Rock and the weight. Each piece is sculpted after the real thing and made of cold resin that's safe for fresh, salt and brackish water. This particular piece went into a single specimen tank that houses my Midas Cichlid and he's enamored with it. Artificial corals and stone won't act as PH buffers but there's an easy way around this, especially if that's one of the main reasons you use real Texas Rock and or Coral.
If you need your water parameters on the soft side just add some Peat into a filter bad and add it to your tank or filter. On the other hand if you need your water more Alkaline, say a PH of 8.5 - 10 crushed coral is perfect and both will provide the buffering stability you need.
This piece of Texas Holey Rock this size an with this much detail would cost you 3 times as much. It's a wonderfully affordable and extremely realistic alternative.
Coral made by Deep Blue can be bleached when it gets covered with brown algae. I have a few pieces of 18" high Stag horn and to clean them periodically I use a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water. Then rinse and treat with Seachems Prime and have been doing this for years without incident.
However the Texas Holey Rock does have streaks of embedded color that may be lost through bleaching - scrubbing would be a better alternative.
The price on this particular piece was outstanding and delivery was fast and the piece well packaged and protected.On a side note this Marketplace seller is just fantastic, very responsive to questions and a delight to deal with. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll stock some of the larger pieces.
These add a terrific sense of drama to any tank and of course they appease the fish - especially Cichlid's natural desire to hide in and poke around rocks.
Silas, my 11 inch Midas keeps trying to push it over but it's the one thing in his tank he can't budge. Almost all other faux stone and coral are plastic and far too light not to mention artificial looking. These however, deliver the look you want and are quite heavy so you can be confident they'll stay in place.
Just an excellent addition to most any aquarium