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rick
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Username: Rick01

Post Number: 11
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 07:42 pm:       

if i put a couple pieces of slate(2 lbs)in my brackish tank,would it affect any water tests and make my ph go up high?
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Natalie
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Username: Natalie

Post Number: 199
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 08:16 pm:       

You should be fine with slate, I would think. I have it in a fresh water tank with no problems or change in ph.
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rick
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Username: Rick01

Post Number: 12
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 09:23 pm:       

thank you.i think my columbians will really like a cave.if anything changes i will be sure to post it for info.
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russ
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Username: Rsaqua

Post Number: 793
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 12:27 pm:       

rick,

Natalie thought correctly. Slate is pretty inert as far as it's effects in water. You should be fine. I've used slate in fresh, brackish and marine with no difficulties or problems.
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rick
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Username: Rick01

Post Number: 13
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 02:20 pm:       

thank you.i have just put it in my tank a couple hours ago and it could just be coinsidence but my recycle is improving.this morning i had nitrites with no nitrates and presto,within 5 hours,i have 10ppm of nitrates with a reduction of nitrites.could be just timing but im a happy camper.ph has stayed the same at 7.4
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GPT
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Username: teitoku

Post Number: 29
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 04:26 am:       

I buy slate tiles at the hardware store for about fifty cents a piece, and bust 'em into whatever shape I need. They're nice and thin so they don't take up too much volume in there too.
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 783
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 01:22 pm:       

Anyone know of a good site with descripton AND pics of different kinds of stones? I`ve seen lots of sites that tell say which ones are safe and which ones aren`t, but if we can`t go into our backyards and know what`s what, it doesn`t help much.

Sorry for hijacking your thread rick, just thaught it could be taken a step further.
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 7564
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - 04:38 pm:       

It would be easier for you to show the stones you find and are interested in using to someone with a background, or post (clear, in focus) pictures here, and have them identified. Rocks, like minerals, have a lot of natural variation in them. There are lots of web-sites and good books that have great color pics of various minerals and stones, but you may never find one that looks like the ones you find. There are many that look alike that are very different, and many that look different that are natural variations of the same mineral or rock.

Examples of just a few variations in slate:

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Jessica
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Username: jessica

Post Number: 5362
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Monday, August 01, 2005 - 04:04 pm:       

btw, brackish fish tend to like harder water, higher ph, etc, etc...

Patience. Perseverance. Passion.
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