Hello Chan...Chandell said:I was reading up on fish and somewhere it said not to put rocks in your aquarium that they can release a chemical. I bought these rocks from the pet store and have had them for months.
Does anyone know if this is true?
I'm not sure what site it was I was just doing google research. If I see it again I will take note and let you know!Fanatic said:I haven't ever heard of large river stones being in your aquarium.
I have some in my tank and they do nothing to harm anything in the tank.
I would like to know where you read that, it's extremely false, whoever wrote it.
Are you speaking of my mushroom house? I just purchased it off amazon and I did boil it. Do you think that is unsafe in my tank?CraniumRex said:Agreed, river rock is unlikely to release chemicals.
Exceptions would be if they are polished with anything chemical (unlikely, those just look like river stones) or if they are high in calcium carbonates which would raise your pH.
I think it’s safe to say don’t put unknown rocks in your aquarium, but I have river stone in all of mine.
I’d be more concerned about the white sort of sparkly decoration you have, personally, depending on what it’s made of.
I think if it's from a reputable manufacturer and is certified for aquarium use it should be just fine. Check it once in a while to ensure the paint isn't flaking off or anything like that and I would imagine you are good to go!Chandell said:Are you speaking of my mushroom house? I just purchased it off amazon and I did boil it. Do you think that is unsafe in my tank?