Are Mineral Rocks Good For My Aquarium

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Can you define "mineral rocks"? Do you mean like stones, or like the mineral balls/shrimp stones for shrimp breeding? Are you looking for any particular effects?
 

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Seems "gimmicky" to me. And with 20% of the ratings being 1 star, Id probably take a hard pass.

Most tap water is going to have plenty of minerals your fish need. If not, there are tried and true ways to remineralize your water.
 

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I've used these, they caused a hardness spike that killed a bunch of my shrimp. They're gimicky as DuaneV said. If you have adequate carbonate and general hardness, you don't need to worry. These leech minerals at an unchecked rate and caused me nothing but headaches.
 
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Thank you I will pass on that and not worry about needing anything like that
 

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Fahn said:
I've used these, they caused a hardness spike that killed a bunch of my shrimp. They're gimicky as DuaneV said. If you have adequate carbonate and general hardness, you don't need to worry. These leech minerals at an unchecked rate and caused me nothing but headaches.
Agree. Providing calcium is what we try to prevent in general. For these it is a USP !
 

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I have those in my tanks, they do absolutely nothing for the GH and KH. I'm thinking of removing them, but there's a lot so it's going to be a PITA.
 

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I have those in my tanks, they do absolutely nothing for the GH and KH. I'm thinking of removing them, but there's a lot so it's going to be a PITA.
Isn't it strange they should provide calcium then?
 

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Isn't it strange they should provide calcium then?
See that's what I thought! Thus far however, my GH and KH readings are literally unchanged.
 

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