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xev11 02-08-2010 06:39 PM

Safe rock?
 
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Is this rock safe for aquarium use? I found it near my apartment building. I googled rock types and this looks sort of like Quartz diorite.



i love planted tanks 02-08-2010 07:26 PM

i heard on here if you pour vinegar on the rock and its bubbles or sizzles the rock is not safe to put in your tank

xev11 02-08-2010 07:37 PM

I put some vinegar on it and it didn't react to it. I am now boiling it for 1 hr and hopefully it will be a nice addition.

i love planted tanks 02-08-2010 08:31 PM

i would be careful boiling it because some times certain type of rock can EXPLODE

Dr.Dovii 02-09-2010 02:34 AM

I would be a lot more worried that it had some other contaminant than limestone (which would be the part that fizzes with acid). Contaminants like oil, pesticides, or something similar. Many apartment complexes hire pest-control folks to spray for ant/roach control on a regular basis. Current insecticides are extremely toxic to fish. Some have gardeners that spray for weed control.

Boiling may not destroy organic contaminants. If you are set on using it, I recommend that you try it first on a goldfish tank with some aquatic weed to make sure.

xev11 02-09-2010 02:41 AM

Well I found out that it wouldn't work in water. But not for any reason that someone might suspect or even understand. It had negative aura so in water that is amplified and the negetivity would spread throughout my room. I can't really explain it beyond that.
Thanks everyone for your advice

Darkblade48 02-09-2010 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by xev11 (Post 997096)
Well I found out that it wouldn't work in water. But not for any reason that someone might suspect or even understand. It had negative aura so in water that is amplified and the negetivity would spread throughout my room. I can't really explain it beyond that.
Thanks everyone for your advice

Er...

Well, at least you figured out you don't want to put it into your aquarium...

metageologist 02-09-2010 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by xev11 (Post 996741)
Is this rock safe for aquarium use? I found it near my apartment building. I googled rock types and this looks sort of like Quartz diorite.

your rock is actioly a quarzite with what apears to be a mica band making what is comonly called the manhatan shist.


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