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Old 04-06-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Sandstone?

So I found some sandstone nearby and I was wondering, could I use it in my African cichlid tank? Or would it affect the water chemistry too much (I wouldn't think so since my pH is only like 7.6 lol). I just wanted to make sure before I added it. Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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I'm not a hundred percent but I've read that it might affect your ph, but certainly not enough to adversely effect the params. I don't think id be a huge problem but throw it in a bucket and test it.
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Thanks, good idea. I dechlorinated the water, since it smalls like my local water supply added a little too much chlorine to this batch haha.
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Haha oh well it'll all wash out, you must have one heck of a rock supply by you. Start selling it on ebay. Haha wish I was close so I could tap into that source like mfd haha
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haha, guess what I also find in the woods. Some PVC lol. and I got a whole backpack of rocks, maybe 25-50 pounds, for my tank so hopefully I have enough to provide places for the acei. The only thing I don't like about the location of the rocks is I have to walk up a 300 foot, very steep hill and cross a barbed wire fence lol. It would take a heck of a lot of money to ship it, I'm not sure anyone would wanna buy it haha.
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For the record, before the sandstone my pH is below 7.4 (I lost the card to my regular pH hehe so I can't really find out specifically).
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Dude, check out ebay there's a guy who does it for pretty cheap and shipping isn't bad with the flat rate boxes...just sayin you could make some cash on the side atleat enough to supplant food costs.

You know what you should build a sled and pully system. Attach it to trees, put the rocks on at the bottom walk rock free to the top and pull that bad boy outta there. Haha
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Competition already and I haven't even started lol. That idea would be great, if I had a sled and some pullies. I'll see about it, but I'm not sure if the parental units will allow me a paypal lol, and I don't wanna remove all the rock, because then the all the little salamander tadpoles (yes they're salamanders, I raised them last year) and the crawdads, etc. won't have a place to hide.
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Haha true that!
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I'll check again at 5, but right now, the pH is still at 7.4 or below. At 5 o clock I'll test high pH again. Then I'll test a sample of dechlored tap with the reg ph and the bucket water with the reg pH and compare the colors since I don't have the chart.
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