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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Gravels in Homedepot

I would like to find some white pea gravels above the flourite. And I find that Homedepot has some white gravels at the size of around 0.5~1cm for sale. But there are a lot of white powders along with the gravel. So I am wondering whether it is suitable for the aquarium? What should I do to test the suitability?
And any other recommendation for white substrate?
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I'm using it in my tank, but I washed it in a giant kitchen strainer to get out all the white powder. The tank has been planted only a bit mmore than two weeks but so far everything looks happy. I am a former geologist, can spot anything that does not look like quartz - so far I have seen nothing but quartz.
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yeah, it should be fine, as long as u rinse it thouroughly.
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Acid tests on any gravel or stone can tell you heaps of info as to the "Do's and Donts" for any aquarium
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keep in mind the white pebbles WILL mix in with the flourite over time.
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I wouldn't use it if it is made from limestone....Do an acid test on it.

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