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Old 12-07-2010, 06:56 PM   #1 
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Rock Problem.. Ugh

Well. I purchased Black rocks (never used black) to go into my new 10g set up....And I have been cleaning and cleaning and cleaning on these rocks for awhile now.. The rocks actually look gray now.. But when I rinse them with water the water is a little darker than normal..But not black at all..(urgh! this has never happened befor!) So what I want to know is..Is it okay to go ahead and put these in the tank..?
I will be mixing the black rocks with white and brown natural looking rocks....

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #2 
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They probaby just have a lot of dirt on them.
I have some river rocks that took a lot of rinsing to get rid of most of it, but there was still some on them that was coming off. I put them in the tank anyway and it's fine. You could try using a water hose outside to pressure wash them.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #3 
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Ha. I wish. Its 13 degrees outside.. So you think they will be okay??
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:18 PM   #4 
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Oh, lol. Sorry about that.
I think so! Are you sure they aren't painted or anything? I mean because of them turning grey. If not, then they should be okay. :)
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #5 
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lol. Yeah. It sucks. haha. And I will check the plastic wrapping
It says.
Aqua Culture Aquarium Gravel
It dosent say anything about paint..It just says to rinse to remove excess dust particals...
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #6 
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Oh, okay. It's fine. :D
You could do extra water changes for a while after you add them to make sure it doesn't dirty the water quickly too.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:21 PM   #7 
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Thats what I was thinking.. :]]
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:06 PM   #8 
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Oh, you are using gravel. I have that same brand (walmart right?). I put in 2 bags of the naturally covered gravel and one bag of the black gravel in my tank. I never had any discoloration problems. If its leaking paint I personally wouldnt use it. But its up to you.
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