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Does dragon stone change water parameters?

I have some ohko dragon stone in my tank. I was wondering if ohko dragon stone changes water hardness or ph. I heard that there are different kinds of dragon stone and some change parameters and some don't. I dont know if it breaking easily and it having a dusty texture means anything, but that is the kind I have.

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Hi @Hi-Chu,

True ADA Dragon Stone is a clay based stone and should not change water parameters dramatically. However, there is A LOT of stone being sold online that claims to be 'dragon stone' but is obviously not clay based and will likely change water parameters.....possibly substantially.

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Hi @Hi-Chu,

True ADA Dragon Stone is a clay based stone and should not change water parameters dramatically. However, there is A LOT of stone being sold online that claims to be 'dragon stone' but is obviously not clay based and will likely change water parameters.....possibly substantially.
Hello. Thanks for the reply. So how do i know if my dragon stone changes parameters without just waiting. Are there any visible differences between the two? Here is the dragon stone I bought. https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Stone-...y+dragon+stone

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Hi @Hi-Chiu

Try putting some white vinegar on the stone, if it fizzes it is not inert.

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