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Slate in planted tank.

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Im starting my adventures in planted tanks with a moderatly lit 10 gallon. I am going to have a short carpet plant in the middle (not sure what yet, but ive got time to hatch that out). Anyway, in the middle of my tank, i am hoping to use slate to make a recreation of stonehenge. Yes, it sounds kinda corny, but i think that it would look really cool. My main question is, would the slate have any adverse effects in a planted tank?
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Slate is used alot in tanks(including planted). I see no problem with you using it. In fact a tank where I use to work had slate in it and the waters pH and hardness didnt change.


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Nope! In fact, one of the members here use quite alot of it. As seen here.


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Thankyou very much everyone!
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a pile of slate is very heavy, so it's best to put a thin layer
of dense pink or blue insulating foam under it, or you may
risk a stress fracture along your bottom tank glass.
I used a little slate as a ledge/cave in my crayfish tank.


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Its only a 10 gallon tank, and there will be, in all, less than 1.5 lbs used (if that). Ive kept malawis with loads of slate without eggcrate/foam, so im not too woried about breakage.
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There's a scene in the film `This is Spinal Tap' you may want to watch first.
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