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Does anyone do this?
I have once, I thoroughly washed the rocks with boiling water multiple times, I kept three Guppies in it with no adverse effects.
I'd like a darker substrate so I thought I'd try to gather some sand/ rock mix from my creek this spring (when the water flow is heavy) for my 55g.
I'd go through the boiling process and everything of course. Does anyone else have an opinion on collecting from creeks?
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would the sand mix provide any nutrients for my plants?

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Thanks for replying,
some is sandstone but I'm not sure what the majority of it is. I'll have to take another look at it, there is a lot of clay in the walls too.
So basically as long as the rock isn't changing your water parameters correct? I might collect some rock and put it in some cycled water and check the parameters on it.
Thanks again!
 
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