probably a stupid question about the metal bits...
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probably a stupid question about the metal bits...

This is a discussion on probably a stupid question about the metal bits... within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> but are you supposed to take them off? because I didn't...and I read somewhere that they are supposed to be removed before planting......

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probably a stupid question about the metal bits...
Old 08-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
 
probably a stupid question about the metal bits...

but are you supposed to take them off? because I didn't...and I read somewhere that they are supposed to be removed before planting...
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
 
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Are you referring to the lead weights wrapped around some bunch plants? Then yes, they should be removed before planting the plants. Use the substrate to hold the plants down instead.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
 
oh man...
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
 
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Your fish aren't going to die or anything, just don't leave them on.

Lead isn't really harmful as long as it's in good condition, but the problem is that it breaks down in water. Just remove them ASAP.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
 
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they wont kill fish at the start but will kill of shrimps
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
 
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Don't worry dear, you are not alone. Nobody told me that when I first planted either and I just buried the plants with those on. I thought they were needed to hold the stems together. Live and Learn. ha ha
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