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Old 08-23-2012, 10:28 PM   #1 
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Question Argonite For African Cichlids

I've been looking for crushed argonite to use as the substrate in the african cichlid tank that I'm starting. I found some on amazon.com, but all of them say that they're for marine aquariums and some say that they contain live argonite and marine bacteria. I might just be being paranoid, but I've never used this stuff before, so I just want to make sure that its safe to use it in a fresh water tank. So is this stuff okay to use? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #2 
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Just rinse it before you put it in your tank. I use crushed coral to raise the GH/KH of one of my tanks. It claimed to come with live bacteria, but I'm pretty sure the freshwater will kill off most saltwater bacteria. Plus, it's always a good idea to rinse off the substrate before you add it to an aquarium.
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Okay thanks.
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