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post #1 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Soft Lead anchors ??

I was given a pack of "soft lead anchors"

they are similar too a twist tie

Safe to use? lol

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 07:59 PM
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We had a discussion like this a while back, not sure what general opinion was but as for me, I would always be leery of putting any sort of metal in my tank.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 09:24 PM
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I'd never put anything labeled with the word "lead" into my tank, and I don't think you should either.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-30-2010, 11:09 AM
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I concur. I checked that link, and in spite of their assurance that these things will not corrode and are non-toxic, I would not tempt fate. Lead is lead, and it is a toxic heavy metal that does not belong in an aquarium with fish. While the possible amount of toxicity may be of no consequence, I still see no reason to put lead in the aquarium. Plants should be held down by the substrate.

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