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Old 05-16-2011, 04:39 PM   #11 
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Sorry if this has nothing to do with this - But it as some relation:

Can you put Lava rocks in fish tanks/bowls? I heard you hurt the fish when you do..
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #12 
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Lava rocks are very rough and could easily tear a bettas fins, so I wouldnt use it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:54 PM   #13 
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Sorry if this has nothing to do with this - But it as some relation:

Can you put Lava rocks in fish tanks/bowls? I heard you hurt the fish when you do..
I have some in my 75 gal. tank with my African cichlids and have for YEARS. I wouldn't put them in with a betta, though, because of how rough they are.

Hope that helps!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:59 PM   #14 
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One way to know if the rocks are safe enough:
1.Use the rocks that you are confident with so that if you rub them on a fifty dollar blue ray disk, it won't get scratched.
2. Rub them on a fifty dollar blue ray disk. If the disk gets scratched, then its not safe.
FYI:The blue ray disk is incentive to try hard to pick out the one that even might scratch the Betta even a little bit.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #15 
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One way to know if the rocks are safe enough:
1.Use the rocks that you are confident with so that if you rub them on a fifty dollar blue ray disk, it won't get scratched.
2. Rub them on a fifty dollar blue ray disk. If the disk gets scratched, then its not safe.
FYI:The blue ray disk is incentive to try hard to pick out the one that even might scratch the Betta even a little bit.
SO, then rocks ARE safe if chosen carefully for smoothness?

Also, I was told by someone that the way you know a rock (it's source: limestone, lava, ect) is safe for aquarium use is to pour vinegar over it. If it bubbles, it is not safe; no bubbles, then the rock is a compatible material. Has anyone heard this?
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