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Where can I get the lead weights for plants?
Just wondering if there's a certain store or if I could buy these lead weights at a LFS. Thanks!
Fishing tackle has lead weights but they usually slip onto fishing line.....
Can you put lead in a tank???
I always take the lead off because it seems like a bad idea. But, they probably aren't even lead - they may be magnesium or zinc.
Maybe you can just attach your plants to a rock with some fishing line?
I was referring to the lead tape the fish stores use to anchor their plants and all. I'll figure something out. Thanks!
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Lead takes an unbelievably long time to break down in water... As in, decades upon decades. It's an issue in lakes, where there are hundreds or thousands of lead fishing weights, but in aquariums it could be ok.
I would never do it, but it technically could/should/might be ok. Just use a rock like I do.
The fact that you're not even supposed to touch lead, to me, is enough to keep it out of my aquarium!From Wikipedia:
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