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Old 02-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #41
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #42
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Kind of an after thought but does anyone know if there is any long term effects from the chemicals in the Portland cement? Do they seep out over the long term or how does that work. I just don't want to put these rocks in my tank and kill everything in a few months
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I have been reading about this for months looking for info online. And no where dose it say that would happen. If you soak the rocks right and check your ph levels and wait till they stabilize you will be fine.
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Ok good I just wanted to make sure. I mean I kind of figured it was that way if there were so many people doing it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #45
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Still waiting for TinStav to get his done and posted. Is it coming Tom?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #46
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Still waiting for TinStav to get his done and posted. Is it coming Tom?
Yes its stillllll coming, ph is at 9, I think it's because I've been changing the water every 3 days (not daily) and that the big piece is about 25-30lbs so it's taking longer. I'm becoming impatient but can't risk dropping it in the tank yet. I'm going to do a PWC this weekend so I'll transfer the rock to SW and test it after a day or two and see how it goes.
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Three months is a long time. I wish there was a way to do this in a month or so. Lots of work and time.
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Kind of an after thought but does anyone know if there is any long term effects from the chemicals in the Portland cement? Do they seep out over the long term or how does that work. I just don't want to put these rocks in my tank and kill everything in a few months
Try giving Mr X a pm if I'm not mistaken he works in the cement industry
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Three months is a long time. I wish there was a way to do this in a month or so. Lots of work and time.
Yes I've never heard of anyone taking more than a month, I think it's because I've changed the water every three days, it's taken 3 times longer.
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So you just cure it in plain old water first and then salt water after the Ph drops to normal correct? The reason I ask is my rocks are ready to come out of the sand and into the water tonight.
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