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Old 10-17-2011, 03:23 AM   #1
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Rocks??

Hope this is in the right section. Rocks.... Do they effect PH?
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:34 AM   #2
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Anyone? Can they effect PH or Nitrate Levels?
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Depends on the rocks. Not every rock is made out of the same thing.
They do not affect nitrate levels, but plenty of rocks affect pH.
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Depends on what the rock is made of, limestone, sandstone, quartz? Many types out there. River rocks are normally the safest pebbles slates and such. What rock is it, do you know? Some rocks have lime, chalk, which can make the water more alkaline. Quartz has a lot of silicates so you may have some diatoms appear.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #5
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Not sure what kind of rocks but here are some pictures

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Looks like a mix of colored sandstone, lava rock and slate. The sand stone would be the only one that would affect the PH. That stack doesn't look to stable I'd hate for it to fall and damage your tank.
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Thanks and your right. Been up pretty much all night worrying about that. Gonna re due it today.
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Looks a lot better
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Thank you, took some time. But while I had everything out I gave it a nice gravel vac and 25% wc so I guess it turned out to be a good thing. And the wife is happy also! LoL and that's what matters most! Haha but yeah that rock stack worried her too. Thanks again.
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