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post #11 of 26 Old 10-12-2006, 02:09 PM
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you arent concerned about metal being in your tank? i thought that we werent supposed to put anything metal in our tanks cuz it could poison the fish?

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post #12 of 26 Old 10-12-2006, 02:11 PM
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As long as it's not left in for long periods of time it's fine.

If you think about it, lead weights are used to keep plants down.

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post #13 of 26 Old 10-12-2006, 02:13 PM
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well no because its stainless steal
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post #14 of 26 Old 10-13-2006, 03:46 AM
Yeah, stainless steel is safe. It will not corode, unless your water is very acidic, very close to battery acid. Stainless steel and titanium are common for higher end aquarium heaters, so for sure they would be safe.
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post #15 of 26 Old 10-14-2006, 10:08 PM
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I have read that my silver dollars would probably like to eat some romaine lettuce, and zuccini. My question is, how do you keep it from floating around, and how long should you leave it in there without spoiling the water?

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post #16 of 26 Old 10-14-2006, 10:58 PM
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I have read that my silver dollars would probably like to eat some romaine lettuce, and zuccini. My question is, how do you keep it from floating around, and how long should you leave it in there without spoiling the water?
Blanching will help. If not, weigh it down with a spoon or lead weights. I'd remove the veggies after an hour to prevent pollution of tank water.
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post #17 of 26 Old 10-15-2006, 01:18 AM
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wow, after an hour? that means I can only feed them fresh stuff while i;m at home :( and i work an awful lot.l

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post #18 of 26 Old 10-15-2006, 02:12 PM
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petsmart has veggie clips too...just look on the aisle with the food on it. thats where my store keeps their clips.

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post #19 of 26 Old 10-17-2006, 10:50 PM
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If you can don't cook the veggies, major nutrition drop, they rot quicker, and how many cooked veggies do you think fish get in the wild? :D

It's just not as good for the fish period
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post #20 of 26 Old 10-17-2006, 11:40 PM
You're not really cooking it. Blanching helps to soften the vegetables, which makes it easier for most fishes. Some fishes will still eat it, blanched or not. Besides, I doubt you see fish eating carots, peas, zuchini (courgette), etc. in the wild either.
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