Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-24-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Missouri
Posts: 5
Black Shale

Yet another newbie question. Is it safe to use Black Shale in a freshwater aquarium? It is available down at a local river and its flatness and many shapes would make excellent cave and hideout building material... any thoughts ??? Thanks !!
__________________

__________________
Newbie !!
46 Gallon All-Glass Bow Front
6 - 2 inch Tiger Barbs
6 Speckeled Cory Cats
SavnLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 05:56 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 4,536
Its quite likely to work well; couple of caveats tho:

Test the shale with a coupla drops of muriatic (sp?) acid; if it bubbles don't use it. It will mess up the water parameters.

Boil the hell out of it, or soak it in bleach to remove any possible microscopic hitchikers. Definitely don't want to add that to your tank as well!
__________________

__________________
aka Cycling Guru and the Ich Slayer

*glares at Terry and QTOFFER*

Card carrying member of FTAS & GCAS.
Allivymar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 46
i use shale picked up from the local river in my tanks and have never had any problems
__________________
smidget is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black skirt tetra has mystery black lip humblefishguy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 07-18-2012 02:51 AM
Black Background / Black Substrate? 919 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 11-15-2008 05:00 PM
how "black" is Fluorite black? JohnPaul Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 06-18-2008 03:48 AM
Black cap oranda lost the black, but not the cap stoneydee Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 01-05-2004 12:32 AM
black sand ericosuave Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 12-15-2003 04:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.