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Old 12-15-2013, 11:06 AM   #11
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I do use ro water and no chemical.
Good that will elimonate lots of problems down the road.

As far as live rock or what ever rock if you dont intend yo have corals it will be fine. Live rock helps work as a filter and is better but if you can find some porus type of rocks to use instead of slate it will become live over time. I would however recommend useing live sand sense you are so far away from everything.
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I'd use the tuffa rock. It seems like the most porous
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #13
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I'd use the tuffa rock. It seems like the most porous
From what I found tuffa rock is a good base rock and will turn into live rock. It has alot of the same components of live rock and is often used as base rock in salt water tanks.
That would be a great choice.
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There is also the possibility that your slate is comprised of heavy metals. Also something you don't want in a salt tank, if you like inverts.
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Slate is mainly composed of the minerals quartz and muscovite or illite, often along with biotite, chlorite, hematite, and pyrite and, less frequently apatite, graphite, kaolinite, magnetite, tourmaline, or zircon as well as feldspar.

Anyone know if these things are harmful to inverts?
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #15
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There is also the possibility that your slate is comprised of heavy metals. Also something you don't want in a salt tank, if you like inverts.
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Slate is mainly composed of the minerals quartz and muscovite or illite, often along with biotite, chlorite, hematite, and pyrite and, less frequently apatite, graphite, kaolinite, magnetite, tourmaline, or zircon as well as feldspar.

Anyone know if these things are harmful to inverts?
I would recommend looking up each component seperatly. Which I might do in a bit just dont have time right now.
See what is says if your inquire spacificaly about toxic levels for salt water aquarium.
I know it can safely be used in fresh water never really inquired about salt water use good catch
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