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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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slate

is slate inert?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2011, 07:26 AM
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It is inert yes, to be sure pour vinegar on it to see if there is a reaction(bubbling). Also make sure you get "untreated" pieces(no sealers on them). I use 6x6 pieces from HD & Lowes for moss/driftwood etc... and never had any issues.

Edit: I believe there are some reactive types of slate but the chances of coming across them are pretty rare.
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ok good info im thinking about make a small moss carpet in a crs tank butdont want to alter the params. thanks.
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