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Odered fishing line to tie down java moss - Contains lead?

On the label it says "This product contains lead, according to the state of calif...causes cancer..etc". In other words, this is unsafe for the aquarium? Just looks like regular fishing line to me. If it's unsafe I'll just go and buy another roll.
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Don't worry. Unless you're in Kalifornia.

I doubt it will do any harm. But monofilament is fairly cheap. Get a roll of 8lb test and tie it up. And you still might see a label with the same exact wording.

How much lead can it possibly contain if any at all?

As a fisherman I hate to think how many times I've bit down on a split shot.

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Don't worry. Unless you're in Kalifornia.

I doubt it will do any harm. But monofilament is fairly cheap. Get a roll of 8lb test and tie it up. And you still might see a label with the same exact wording.

How much lead can it possibly contain if any at all?

As a fisherman I hate to think how many times I've bit down on a split shot.
lol good to know.
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I've always used green cotton sewing thread. Works like a charm, and invisible in less than a week as the moss grows over it.
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shrimp will eat the thread... lasts a month at most... some fishing line for trolling used to have a lead core... but that was pretty thick stuff. AND i'm pretty sure you've got to look INCREDIBLY hard to find real lead split shot these days... everyone was freaking out about what might happen if the fish ate the shot, so it's now all stuff like pewter or aluminum

tldr use what you've got for the tank then go fishing


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Just tied everything up.
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shrimp will eat the thread... lasts a month at most... some fishing line for trolling used to have a lead core... but that was pretty thick stuff. AND i'm pretty sure you've got to look INCREDIBLY hard to find real lead split shot these days... everyone was freaking out about what might happen if the fish ate the shot, so it's now all stuff like pewter or aluminum

tldr use what you've got for the tank then go fishing
http://www.centerpinangling.com/split-shot.html

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im pretty sure those little bendy metal strips that have been used to hold aquarium plants down in stores for years now are made of lead.
i hear super glue works well too.
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im pretty sure those little bendy metal strips that have been used to hold aquarium plants down in stores for years now are made of lead.
i hear super glue works well too.
Zinc. There is still one manufacturer making them lead though I believe.

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