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Aquarium safe rocks. A basic break down on how to figure out which rocks are safe for your aquarium.
A lot of times, aquarium hobbyists like to find their own rocks, yet a common question they will ask is: Which rocks are safe for my aquarium.
This is my way of figuring out what you can and probably shouldn’t use, by using a process of elimination by way of simple testing.
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If I go to the beach and get rocksThat would be OK but I also would think that if I put the calcium would react with it what do you have to say about that? Not sure How this works into the testing but Pretty sure they are safe
Did he ever do safe wood tho
Not good because slate and shale are safe. But soft
You really are the king of DIY!
Yes it has a hardness of 7, but it's used for testing minerals, not the rock as a whole.
Always entertaining and so informative. Great job!
Why would you wash rocks with acid back into a stream with fish and other wildlife???
Hey thanks bro after watching your video 3 months back i was able to set up my african cichlid tank
The other thing you can do if you're not sure is spray the rocks with a clear matt finish varnish. All harmful materials encased. Just give the varnish a couple of days to ensure that all solvents are evaporated ,-)
Great info! Thank you 😊
Thanks for the info!
Hello Joey, where is the wood collecting tutorial?
I'm no expert but anyone asking about wood, all you should need to do is boil your wood for 30 – 60 minutes and it should be good to go in a tank. Only worry about wood is possible microbes/pathogens living in it which would all die with the boiling water. Not as big as an issue like rocks where they could contain metals and minerals.
Joey is a legend
Waiting for ur wood selection video bro…
How can a rock alter the perimeter of my water? How do I know what the original perimeter of my water is?
I would like a wood video. I have some Lake Superior driftwood that looks really sharp, but wood absorbs chemicals and who knows what kind of bacteria. My fish are tropical. Don't know if that's an okay mix: Lake Superior driftwood and tropical fish.
I heard you can use Nitrate #1 test solution to test rocks, is this true?
Can you use strong glasses for the viniger
Muriatic acid will react with many a number of metals. So even if a rock lacks carbonates but contains a reactive metal, you will get a reaction which results in bubbles. This could be from metals like iron, zinc, aluminium, and so on. So reactions from milky quartz, granite, and such will happen provided the metal content is high enough.
lol perimeter of your water
You ain't stopping me from getting the ground
can you do safe wood for aquariums
Collecting drift wood and how to know if it's safe and how to make it safe for my aquarium pls!
Hi great video…. what about to use 10g ozone generator with pure water…. like very acid from alkaline/ acid ionizer…to clinze rock?
At 3:41 it look like E.T. Relieving himself??
They gave me 2 years for a bag of sand, just got out.
Combining bleach later, with muratic acid on same rock, doesn't sound like a good idea to me…
So I was wondering my mother got rocks when she was gold mining and they have ruby and random gems inside of the rock do you think they would be safe I will do your test but I just was wondering
DO. NOT. BOIL. ROCKS.
They can explode!
Did I seriously just spend 6 minutes listening to this?
Would cement or concrete affect the water parameters?
I don't have any hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid. Is there anything other than vinegar or hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid that I can use?
English is not my main language so i'm wondering if i got this right: So you want a hard rock that doesn't react with acid? Or do you want a soft rock that doesnt react to the acid?
is soapstone bad for my aquarium?
I love how informative you are in your video best iv seen yet but In another chat everyone said not to boil the rocks for one yes they can explode but also they can expel other chemicals from being heated up and you can be inhaling them and also your fish could get them after puting thr rock into the tank. They told me to do the bleach and or vinegar and scrub them out.
Were are you at in the video
Would "Liquid Lightning Virgin Sulfuric Acid Drain Opener" work? I can't find any hydrochloric acid and Home Depot only has gallon size muriatic acid.
Yes please I'm trying to get wood for my acutium I , can you provide some ideas
i had this sea rocks and sea shells which is kept in my warehouse for many years ..been thinking of putting this shells and rocks in my tank. will this thing be safe for the tank , considering of boiling and washing them properly?
Awesome video!! I will go buy rocks on ebay now
I have tested a large amount of stone and non fizzed, the liquid would just change various degrees of yellow
i really like this guy, he knows how to explain really well! 😊😊😊😊
How come no wood collecting video yet 🤷🏻♂️
Joe, you're the man!
As always, super informative and fun.
How about GRANITE FROM A RIVER?