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Old 07-13-2003, 03:16 AM   #1
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Marbles for tank?

Okay, so from much debate on a previous thread...
I have decided to go out and buy marbles for the breedeing portion of my tank. My question is do I have to do anything special to the marbles before introducing them into the tank?
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Old 07-13-2003, 03:56 AM   #2
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What if you go to the aquarium shop and buy them there. There are either marbles, or polished stones that look very much like marbles.

If the whole point was that you had marbles and don't want to buy anything, I would say just the standard boiling and vinegar test.
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I went and purchased the marbles from the Petsmart, but was not sure if I should still boil or just rinse under hot water?
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i would probably just rinse it under hot water...if its from a petstore...it shouldn't really matter so just rinse it with hot water
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My question is do I have to do anything special to the marbles before introducing them into the tank?
Wash them. I got my marbles from Toys R Us. They're cheaper than Petsmart. You can boil them if you want, but if they cool too quickly, they'll crack. They're glass.
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They are glass, just rinse them.
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:50 PM   #7
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Thanks. I boiled them, just to be sure and then let cool. Then once cool, I rinsed off and put in the tank. So far so good. Thanks a bunch!
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Good thinking hollieo
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