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Old 01-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #1 
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Polished Rocks.

So, I have bag full of polished rocks. Are these safe to put in my tank WITHOUT boiling? I would think that they would be, but I want to make sure. Thanks!
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Just a note...Warning....don't boil or bake rocks....some can explode....not all but some will...and you don't want to find out the hard way and get hurt... a good rinse under running warm water is usually enough....

As far as the polished stones/rocks most are safe to use...
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Thanks! I just had them sitting around, and since I'll probably never use them for anything else, I'm going to use them in my gravel free tank to weigh down the plants.
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I really like the use of polished stones in tanks. I have just plain old red gravel and I "jazzed it up" with some white flat polished stones that a friend had given me. It looks sweet!

What is better about gravel free tanks?
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Gravel free tanks just are easier to clean. I have to do 100% changes sometimes because it's a 3 gallon, and it's easier not to have to rinse a ton of gravel.
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Like I said, I have gravel in my 2.5. I have one of those "gravel vacs." When I do 100% changes, should I rinse out my gravel instead of just getting the gunk with the siphon?
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I have a gravel vacuum too, but to get ALL the water and dirt out for a 100% change, I need to rinse it. Otherwise, when I pour water back in, I see a TON of dirt rising from the bottom.
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Good to know. Thanks!
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