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Old 08-22-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Cleveland metroparks stuff from the river, is it ok?

hey everyone soon im going to the metroparks to get som rocks and mabe find some cool plants and rocks for my 29 and 10!! yeah im going to the metroparks river in cleveland ohio, or acctually parma but its about the same. anyone have any experience with anything related to takeing from river to aquarium, fish rocks plant etc? once i get them home im going to clean and QT first. and anyone can find any info on what runs in rivers around me? im going to try to search tonight
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boil the rocks.

quarantine the plants several weeks.

i guess this should be fine.
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From what I have read in a few books. NO! You take a major risk of introducing disease into your tank if you take, rocks, plants, and fish from the wild. You can clean the rocks pretty easily though.
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I wouldn't. You run the risk of getting rocks that will infect your tank, or alter your water chemistry too. Run-off from pesitcides, chemicals, road treatments, etc is a major concern in taking rocks and plants from a local stream.

If you want to add rocks, I would make sure you boil the rocks for about an hour and then QT them, just to be safe. I wouldn't add plants though, or fish...too risky.
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agreed, i just took a couple rocks and im going to boilem for like 1 hour, then set them to fry then boilem lol
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