Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:49 am Post subject: Re: Rocks for cichlid setup
near mysore, balmuri or yedmuri river beds have some really cool rocks for tanks
similar such rocks are sold at wet pets on infantry road, but they are a little pricey as everything else in wetpets, if u are looking for loads of rocks, get to yedmuri, last time i visited brought in nearly 100 kilos of rocks for various tanks of mine
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:39 pm Post subject: Re: Rocks for cichlid setup
when you are driving from bangalore to mysore, you get a right turn towards the brindavan gardens before you reach mysore, take that right and keep going straight, do not take any turn, after a few kilometers you will reach a village there you can ask for the turn where balmuri comes, once u take the right turn, u go straight till u reach a toll gate for balmuri, there are 3 roads after the toll gate, the left takes you to yedmuri(more shallow water, can catch more fish and pick rocks, with ease, no swift currents) keep going straight after the taking the left till u reach the dead end(u will get to know once u reach there) , if u take the right u go to balmuri(deep water, more crowds, very difficult to catch anytihng and difficult to pick rocks) (300 mts from the toll gate)
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Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:32 pm Post subject: Re: Rocks for cichlid setup
Another very good collection point for rocks is the Netravathi River bed on the way to Mangalore.
That place is loaded with small and large rounded rocks.
Careful, it's long long walk to the rocks from the bank, and if you foolishly drive close to the water edge like me you'll get stranded in the sand and loose pebbles.
Yedimuri and Balmuri falls are another nice place.
Arkavathi Sangam 50 km from Kanakpura is another good place.
Bheemeshwari and Mutthathi 65 odd kilometers from Kanakpura are again good places.
The best time to collect is now, before the monsoons, the rivers are pretty small.
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