|Lex Luthor ||01-05-2009 03:57 PM |
Saltwater rocks in a freshwater aquarium
I got some rocks recently from a rocky beach and was thinking about putting 1 or 2 of the nicer ones in my aquarium.
Does the fact they have been in salt water make them not advisable to use in a freshwater aquarium?
|aunt kymmie ||01-05-2009 07:17 PM |
Exactly what type of rocks are they? I wouldn't use them as it will most likely raise your ph. If you're keeping cichlids that might not be such a bad thing but if it was me (and it's not) I wouldn't do it.
|NickJonasLover ||01-05-2009 07:22 PM |
if you got them from the beach it would not be good to put it into your tank because it could give off the wrong kind of minerals
|Lex Luthor ||01-06-2009 05:24 AM |
I got 4 large gold fish and they are doing well after a long journey after moving house so I want to keep it that way...
|Lupin ||01-06-2009 05:37 AM |
Limestone? Live rocks? Most rocks have live microorganisms in them. Your ammonia will increase if they die from the wrong specific gravity. Your goldfish do not require rocks in their tanks.
|aunt kymmie ||01-06-2009 11:50 AM |
How many gallons is your tank??
|thespiff ||01-06-2009 03:44 PM |
Haha kymmie you know that whatever his answer is it will be too small for 4 large goldfish :P
|aunt kymmie ||01-06-2009 03:52 PM |
I know, I know. I was hoping to hear that he had 36 gl per goldfish...:|
|daisycutter ||01-06-2009 04:51 PM |
depends on the rock type ,any non-porus rock types can be well scrubbed and used eg granite,slate,quartz,flint,basalt
avoid linestone,chalk,coral,mudstone etc
|Lex Luthor ||01-06-2009 05:38 PM |
its a 30litre tank...
I suppose when I mean large goldfish, they are all about 4-5" long
And when am mean rocks, they are actually stones...
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