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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Is this Ok.. rock for Shrimp tank?

hi, here is my story. i just pick up 3 big stones from the streets and i cant seems to know what type of rock are this. i am going to make a 20 gal red cherry shrimp with these rocks,so i really want to make sure if this rocks will work. **i hope it will



Before i scrub with other stone



i do boil them for like 1 hour and then i scrub the first stone



the second


and the third



thats all of them

btw i do scrub them with a tooth paste before i boil them.
i read from a nice guide tho http://www.thekrib.com/TankHardware/rocks.html
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I just used a scrub brush and really hot water with a little bleach. then I rinsed them off good.

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okay thanks..
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The best answer is for you to test an acid on the rocks to see if they'll leach into the water.

They LOOK safe, but that can be misleading. Off the bat, I might be concerned about the reddish material on the rocks. If it's rust, due to metal content in the rock, I'd stay away. Try scrubbing, if it comes off easily, its just dirt.
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