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Old 03-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #1 
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Conceptual Creations Stack Stones

Can I stack and submerge these stones ?

http://www.petco.com/product/119834/...Supplies_Decor

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #2 
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Most reptile products are made of plastic or a light material and will float. I bought a fake rock dish for the aquarium floor but there was no way of keeping it on the bottom of the tank.
I cant say i have experience using these, but its a pretty safe bet that these are plastic and will not stay down.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #3 
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They look like real stone to me, and the cleaning instructions include bleach, so I'm betting on real stone.

However, they look like they might be limestone or otherwise calcium-based, so without an acid test, I wouldn't trust them.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #4 
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Actually, I found it on the company's own site ... their photo there looks like it might be sandstone. That'll break down in the aquarium, but it takes a LONG time and isn't likely to cause much issue. I'd still do an acid test.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:18 PM   #5 
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cool, thanks.

I touched it at PetSmart, it felt porus and light, almost like a foam, but it is real rock for sure.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #6 
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If that's the case, it's probably foam covered in cement. Likely safe, depending on the cement, but no real way to tell unless you can find someone who has used it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:02 PM   #7 
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Could you call the company and ask what they're made of? I've wondered the exact same thing, but worried that they would change my tank Ph since I couldn't figure out what they were made of.

Here are some other options aquarium-specific if you're looking to stack stones:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190748122675...84.m1423.l2649

I'm planning on purchasing some for a tank I want to do in a Lighthouse motif (lighthouses up on the rocks, then sunken ships and divers down below), and I'm hoping that they'll work. :)
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #8 
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The Penn-Plax ones are definitely plastic ... I've seen those at the store locally. They look decent, for plastic though.

Edit: haha, just saw that the auction itself specifically mentions plastic ... go me!
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The Penn-Plax ones are definitely plastic ... I've seen those at the store locally. They look decent, for plastic though.

Edit: haha, just saw that the auction itself specifically mentions plastic ... go me!
LOL! If it helps, I did the same thing. ;)
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:39 PM   #10 
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I went online, and according to one of the websites I found them on they are nontoxic, dishwasher safe, won't bleed or fade, and are made of 60% renewable resources. So...I'd think that they're probably not actually stone, but some other material, but if it's nontoxic, and a lot of reptiles also have water in their habitats, I'd think they'd be safe for fish. :)
If nothing else, as long as they are nontoxic, then I don't believe there can be anything in them that could hurt the fish.
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