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post #1 of 2 Old 12-08-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Coal Slag for my Planted Aquarium

I was doing some reading on planted aquariums, and I read that Coal Slag is a substrate often used as the subsrtate. I am really intrigued by this, becuase it is black, and I found a place 8 miles down the road that sales some.

Has anyone ever used this, and/or would recommend it. Heres a link of the place that sales the Coal Slag.

Coal Slag | Capitol City Lumber Company

125Gal: 7 Silver Dollars, 1 Albino BN Plecos, 1 Green Terror, 1 Gold Severum, Red Severum, 8 Rio Cahals, and 2 Festivum

55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-08-2012, 11:14 AM
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HHmmm.. Ive heard of black beauty being used which is the same thing.

Theres a small chance of heavy metal poisoning (from iron), and it might hurt buttomdwellers... It also might raise ph slightly...but try it if you want...

If I was about to go that route, Id look for materials like 3m colorquartz first...

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^^ genius

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