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Grimmjow 02-27-2012 10:18 PM

Can crystals be used in a tank
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Could I use big pieces of quartz crystal like instead of rocks? Just sitting here on ebay and I saw these crystals like in the pic below and thought about just them in the sand and using only floating plants.

Maxillius 02-27-2012 10:25 PM

I would worry that one of my fish opens himself with the tip of the crystal...

Tazman 02-27-2012 10:31 PM

Make sure as well they are pure quartz and do not have metallic seems in them.

Some quartz can contain small iron seems, run a magnet along them to check.

It would also be slightly concerned at the sharp point but other than that they are totally fine to use.

Maxillius 02-27-2012 10:42 PM

also crystal in water isent very visible and I would beleive you would only really notice it when light goes trough or dirt gets on it hehe

dmuddle 02-27-2012 10:48 PM

Wouldnt recommend it over rocks but you can if you want to so badly

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