Amazonite Stone, Is It Safe?

BarbelLover
  • #1
So, today I was at my LFS, I just saw this gorgeous blue green stone there, and I had to buy some of it for my future freshwater tank plans. Anyways, did a little research and turns out the name of it is "Amazonite". I tried to look and see if anyone else online uses it in the aquarium and if it would be safe for live fish, however I couldn't find much. Anyone here use it or know if this is safe to use?
Thanks!
 

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Dreypa
  • #2
You could do the vinegar test to see if it will raise the ph or throw it in a bucket of water and test the ph before and several days after to know how it will affect it. A quick google search shows some companies offering amazonite as a gravel substrate so I would assume it would be safe. I am no expert on the matter however.
 
BarbelLover
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Anyone else?
 
junrei
  • #4
I'd say no. Amazonite has trace amounts of lead in it. I'm not sure how fast the lead would be released into the water, but I'd probably avoid it.
 

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