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Old 04-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #1 
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ocean rock in my tank?

I have a chunk of porous rock I found on the beach in Hawaii that would look good in my tank. It has been dry on a shelf for years. Is it safe for my tank? Any ideas on how to prep it? I have a 2.5 gallon, planted, non filtered, heated bowl that gets twice weekly water changes and a very happy betta. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:17 PM   #2 
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pur some vinegar on it - if it fizzes it will raise your ph if not its safe.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #3 
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I personally would not, it may scratch their fins, in addition to the pH concern.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #4 
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normally fish will only harm themselves on décor if flashing is occurring.
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normally fish will only harm themselves on décor if flashing is occurring.
Mine likes to curl up along side decor and "stalk" platy fry, like a ninja. I have some lava rock with plants anchored on it and he has torn his fin a little bit on that before.
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Thanks for the the input. I tried the vinegar and no fizz so I boiled it to make sure there was nothing funky on it and it turned out that it took up too much space in his tank. I opted for another plant instead. He likes the plant better too I think.
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