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Can I use this rock in my tank?
Old 01-31-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
 
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Can I use this rock in my tank?

It's actually going to be a turtle tank, not sure if that matters.

I found it in my garage. I'm not sure what it is made out of. It has those little eye catching "gems" in it, probably plastic. When I poured boiling water of it some of the things on top sizzled and popped.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
 
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You know, I'm not even sure what the entire thing is made of.

Some parts of it broke off after I boiled it, when I threw the broken off pieces on the trash they sounded like glass.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
 
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I'm dying for some input here guys.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
 
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To me it looks like glass and not rock. I know with rocks you can test them by putting vinegar on them but glass I am not sure.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #5
 
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I'm thinking it's glass as well.

Wouldn't one think it to be safe if it's glass?
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
 
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Does it have any sharp edges at all? I would maybe post in the turtle section on here and see if anybody there know if it would be okay. I am not sure how delicate turtles are. LOL
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #7
 
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Glass is ok to use but im not going to say use that piece just because of the bits that fizzed and pop, that sounds a little worrying to me.

If you do use it sand down the area where the bits came off so its not sharp on your turtles feet.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
 
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Glass is ok to use but im not going to say use that piece just because of the bits that fizzed and pop, that sounds a little worrying to me.

If you do use it sand down the area where the bits came off so its not sharp on your turtles feet.
I'm thinking that the popping noises I heard was the glass cracking when I poured the boiling water over it. I already checked to ensure that the edges weren't sharp. I'm curious about the "gem" things on the top of it. I wonder if those would have any affect on my water or my turtles well being. I'm guessing that they're either just glass or plastic.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:21 PM   #9
 
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i would try to put vinegar on those little gem things inside the glass (hopefully you broke off some) just to see if it fizzes. Its probably coloured glass inside but its worth trying just incase.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:25 PM   #10
 
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and if it does fizz it isn't safe I'm guessing?
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