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post #1 of 3 Old 12-10-2007, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Rocks okay?

I found a bunch of nice stackable rocks today when I went to cut down my Christmas tree.........
heres a couple of pics........they seem to have some kind of "silver" material in them........

Do you think they are safe for my aquarium?


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post #2 of 3 Old 12-10-2007, 01:31 AM
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the rocks the 'sparkle' probably have an ore of some kind in them,
this could be dangerous and should therefore be avoided.

the rest looks like a mix of shale, sandstone and granite but I'd nedd pics of each one to be certain.

you can do a quick test to see if any a calciferous (which also shouldn't be used). poor a small amount of white vinegar on the rock, if it fizzes then it is calciferous.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-10-2007, 01:32 AM
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I wouldn't just throw in some rocks if I found them. They could leech undesirables into the tank.

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