I have a 36g tank.
Today I inserted 10 live plants. I have adequate parameters. However, I was trying to be too clever and I hooked every plant up with 1/8 fishing sinkers. I don't live at the house with the fish tank and I have work all day tomorrow.
I've been researching the past few hours and found that lead sinkers are apparently problematic in fish tanks. I would have never thought this the case since so many sinkers are at the bottoms of streams and people attach sinkers all the time.
I have a few questions now.
#1. Can I leave the sinkers in there for a couple days or so?
#2. If I remove them from my plants, is my soil therefore forever contaminated?
#3. Would my fish be safe if I remove them from the plants in a reasonable time?
If anyone used lead sinkers and has had success/failures, please let me know.