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LADY K 12-29-2012 09:16 AM

river rocks ?
 
i bought some polished river rocks from craft store. was going to put some in my tank just now & i read tag it said not to use in aquariums. can i use them?:-? i thought i read on here that different people have used things from craft stores with no ill effect.

Byron 12-29-2012 04:22 PM

I wouldn't use anything from a craft store, and especially if the product warns of using it in a fish tank. These rocks may be coated with something toxic.

River rock that you collect in a flowing stream is usually safe, or you can buy them from a landscape or quarry place, provided they are untreated in any way. I have some of these in a couple tanks.

Byron.

AbbeysDad 12-29-2012 04:42 PM

What he said. Many things can go either way, but when something specifically says not for aquarium use, it's usually for a reason. Many coatings that make things look polished or shiny do not hold up in water, dissolve and can pollute the water.

LADY K 12-29-2012 05:15 PM

i will not use them. will see if i can return them thanks:-)


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