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Aquarius Keeper 09-27-2008 09:23 PM

quartz and water quality
 
Anyone know of any reason why quartz crystal shouldn't be used in a freshwater setup?

iamntbatman 09-27-2008 11:35 PM

From what I've read, the only "reason" is aesthetic: most people just aren't fans of how it looks in a fish tank. It also can have some jagged edges so it might not be the best idea with certain fish.

Tyyrlym 09-28-2008 05:57 AM

Chemically there's no reason I can think of. The play sand many people have at the bottom of their aquariums is just powdered quartz.


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