curious about rock

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    bwaller76 Love my tanks!

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    Ok so I have been keeping my eye out for potential rocks to be able to use in my tank. I found this at the LFS that is a freshwater tank store. He sells this stuff to be used in freshwater. He tells me that it is high in minerals and appears to be porous. I wanted some opinions on this rock...

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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Looks like reef rock, but I don't know. I'd bet it'd be fine as you can make rocks out of concrete and put them in the tank. To be on the safe side though I'd put it in a container of water let it sit for a few days and test to make sure it doesn't raise the PH to deadly levels like concrete will when it hasn't been cured.
     
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    i'd say boil it and then bake it to be sure you'd remove all potential toxins.
    I am also looking to ad freshwater rocks to my reef. Eventually they would become live.
    The cost of real rocks is way too expensive!
     
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    +1 Bobby
    Looks like good stuff, just test it first!
     
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    is it limestone?
     
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    it had an interesting name that I cant remember at this moment. I am heading out to get supplies to make my own live rock base today so i will stop in and ask

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