Are Mineral Rocks Good For My Aquarium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Blackhawksfan4life, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Blackhawksfan4life

    Blackhawksfan4lifeNew MemberMember

  2. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    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?
     
  3. OP
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    Blackhawksfan4life

    Blackhawksfan4lifeNew MemberMember

    Yeah like shrimp stone I saw an add on Amazon about mineral rocks that help with fry and I guess health?
     

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  4. DuaneV

    DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  5. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  6. OP
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    Blackhawksfan4life

    Blackhawksfan4lifeNew MemberMember

    Thank you I will pass on that and not worry about needing anything like that
     
  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Agree. Providing calcium is what we try to prevent in general. For these it is a USP !
     
  8. guppgirl

    guppgirlValued MemberMember

    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.
     
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Isn't it strange they should provide calcium then?
     
  10. guppgirl

    guppgirlValued MemberMember

    See that's what I thought! Thus far however, my GH and KH readings are literally unchanged.
     
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