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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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i had a couple of thick slate tiles that were drilled to sink driftwood that i'm not using anymore... i dropped one in my garage and it shattered and flaked, making me wonder... is there any reason not to smash my remaining slate and use it as a top layer over profile? in fact, if it's cool to use it, then i might swing by the stone store and grab some reddish or other contrasting color to mix in. I'm hoping for something that resembles the substrate in Urkevitz's nano tank.

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slate leaves VERY sharp edges (pre-historic man used them for simple knives)...which means any bottom dwellers could easily be cut up (loaches, catfish, cory's, etc).

I wouldn't risk it if it were my tank.
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I would agree with Malkore, it may be too sharp for some bottom dwellers.


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The stuff in my tanks are from a river. The edges are smoothed out from wave action.
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Haha, maybe that would give me an excuse to dig the rock tumbler out of the closet.
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