Rocks From Outside

  1. fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    Can these nice rocks I found be used for a fish tank 1a250606bd72a54f096d5d5dde5c3c69.jpg
     
  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    They look like it, so I'd guess it'd be useable.
    I'd wash them off with vinegar first, and see if they fizz at all.
     
  3. OP
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    fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    If they fix is it bad?
     


  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Mainly if they fizz, it means they contain calcium, or mineral traces.
    That's not good for the aquariums, because it can mess with your pH.
     
  5. OP
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    fish time

    fish time Well Known Member Member

    Oh okay then
     
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    First, do a vinegar test. Put drops of vinegar on the rock. If it fizzes, it can change your pH, GH, and/or KH. If it doesn't, then it won't change your parameters.

    Then bleach them, pour boiling water over it, or boil it to get rid of the germs inside.

    Then clean the rocks with water and then place them in your aquarium.
     


  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    They don't seem to have a sedimental origin. I'd throw them in without a doubt hahaha.
     
  8. i

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

    Don't boil them in the water because then their still in the bad bacteria. I bake my in the oven same with wood to disinfect. Pre heat oven to 350 400 degrees Fahrenheit and put them in for around 45 min to 1 hour.
     
  9. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Baking 'might' cause the rocks to literally explode.
     
  10. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    What are the bad bacteria ?
     
  11. i

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

    I've baked rockes before and they don't explode, maybe if their tiny.
     
  12. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm Included Well Known Member Member

    What is your PH? If your sitting in the 8 range, just pour boiling water over them and let them soak in it till it cools off and put them in the tank. If you have low PH then do the vinegar test.
     
  13. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    If there is water in the rock (from rivers or lakes), it will.
     
  14. i

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

    Dry it out then.
     
  15. jl_1005

    jl_1005 Valued Member Member

    Hi, those rocks look nice. I think it's always a risk they bring parasites. If you want to be careful about it, rinse, boil, bleach the rocks, then rinse very well again, and let them dry out in the sun.