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Will these rocks work fine in my aquarium?

I decided to go shopping at some stone shops instead of aquarium stores for scaping rocks and I came across a few rocks for .15-.25c/pound and I'm curious as to whether or not they can be used.

My Texas tap is pretty hard so I'm a bit hesitant. tds ~250 gh/kh ~5-6.

River Stone - I'm guessing it will mostly be okay but it isn't too pretty.

Texas Holey Rock - looks okay

Lime Stone - My favorite in terms of look, but has alot of calcium.

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I mostly keep/breed different strains of neo's so nothing too sensitive.
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holey rock and lime stone will mess with the water chemistry as the break down. they do work well in african cichlid tanks though. river stones would depend on the type. vinegar is a good way to tell if they will mess with water chemistry. if you put a drop of vinegar on the rock and it fizzes its going to alter things
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