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Old 07-05-2011, 10:26 PM   #1 
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Rocks In My Fish Tank?

I wanna put some rocks from out side into my tank, and make a sculpture out of them (using AQ silicone), but how do I make sure theyre 10000000% safe?
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Pour vinegar on them. If they bubble, they are not safe. You don't want "soft" rocks like limestone. You want harder rocks like granite.

Pour boiling water onto them and take a scrub brush to them (not while the water is still hot obviously). Do NOT boil them or bake them in the oven - they might explode.
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I boiled water, turned the heat off, and dropped the rocks in and let them stay in there until the water cooled. (A LONG TIME.) Then I let them air dry, and I scrubbed them off with warm (as hot as I could tolerate it) water.

Boiling water nearly kills everything... Be careful though, rocks from outside can greatly increase your water hardness! (Meaning gross water rings.)

Do not use soap or cleaner on them, rocks absorb things and whatever you pour on it is not going to come out unless with a deep soaking.
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Okay thanks! Do you know any DIY projects for bettas?
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