Nitrate test bottle 1 solution as test for rocks

DawnE

I heard that using a drop or two of API Nitrate bottle # 1 on rocks is a reliable test to determine if they are aquarium safe (inert). Is this true?
 

StarGirl

I have heard that too I just dont remember if it was 1 or 2...lol Vinegar is cheaper I say. ;)
 

Flyfisha

Tossing the rocks in a bucket of old tank water is one way to see if the PH changes after a fortnight.

Sorry I don’t know if what you ask is reliable.
At most I would use it as a guide?
 

DawnE

I have heard that too I just dont remember if it was 1 or 2...lol Vinegar is cheaper I say. ;)
I read that vinegar is not really a strong enough acid. I will try both when I find a stone that fizzes with the nitrate test drops.
Tossing the rocks in a bucket of old tank water is one way to see if the PH changes after a fortnight.

Sorry I don’t know if what you ask is reliable.
At most I would use it as a guide?
Good idea.
 

ikcdab

Yes it is a good test. Bottle 1 is a strong acid, I forget which. It fizzes beautifully on dangerous rocks. Vinegar is far too weak for you to see any fizzing.
 

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