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post #1 of 4 Old 06-02-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Do lead weights….

…that are wrapped around plants change water parameters somehow?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-02-2012, 11:02 PM
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I would not put anything with lead into a tank.. Lead can leech into water and is highly toxic to fish (and people).

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-03-2012, 01:59 PM
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Agree. I know some would argue that the lead leeching from these would be miniscule, but the aquarium is a closed system and all such contaminants should be avoided always.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-03-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I have about five pieces I need to remove.
Thanks for the answer to my question and for future questions!
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