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Old 12-19-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Roof slate

On my way home today I noticed that the people across the street have had a portion of roof redone and they have a skip with the old or unused slate in.

My question is; would this be safe for aquarium use?

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Might be ok if you give it a really thorough scrub with warm water. I'd suggest possibly putting it into a qt tank for a week or two and monitoring the water levels to be on the safe side
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Don't have a QT tank.... Yet lol.

I can boil it though so that should kill any bugs an then ill leave it in decholrinated water just in case they washed it with something beforehand.
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Always be careful boiling rocks. Make sure to do a very slow temp rise. A good scrubbing and boil should do the trick as long as the slate has never been treated with anything.
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Always be careful boiling rocks. Make sure to do a very slow temp rise. A good scrubbing and boil should do the trick as long as the slate has never been treated with anything.
Yea I was thinking that lol!

Don't wanna pan of pebbles
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let me know how it goes. there is some wicked old slate sitting outside my parents house from the previous owners. i was eyeing it the last time i was over there. not sure how much cleaning i would have to give it though.
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let me know how it goes. there is some wicked old slate sitting outside my parents house from the previous owners. i was eyeing it the last time i was over there. not sure how much cleaning i would have to give it though.
Will do

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