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Bought some "Driftstone"......fails 3M HCL test but passes Vinegar Test.....

Hey guys bought some "driftstone" from a LFS today.

Turns out looks like petrified wood to the peeps over in /aquascaping....which is good.

I am researching in the chemistry dept and found that the rock fizzes when dropped with 3M HCl..........

However, passes the vinegar test.

What kinda shrimp would you put in the tank......at this point this tank is more for looks and aquascaping than a specific type of shrimp and I have both neos and caridinas



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 10:40 PM
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You're spot-on - that looks great. And you *must* scape with it. I'm thinking about how cool it could look in a shallow tank. Almost mountainous.

Neos would be your best bet until you know what it's going to do param-wise.
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There are different kinds of petrified rock, looks like that one is mostly white, probably high in calcium.

I'd say neos would be fine, to get an idea of how much it'll change your water chemistry, try putting it in a bucket with RO and an airstone, then check the pH, gh kh and tds after a week.
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Liam brings up a good point about testing.

And if Neos don't work out? I sense a fancy tank with some fancy Sulawesi Shrimp.
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This is the final hardscape. I have to figure out what to use on the terrace.

I think Im gonna try to get a Hydrocotyle Sp. Japan carpet going on bottom.

Maybe weeping moss coverage on the rocks just on the border

I found the tank in aqua inspiration in Toronto, Canada.
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The tank has a picture of shrimp in it? Nice
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3m hcl is a decent strength acid. You'll be fine
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