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Old 01-08-2003, 05:13 PM
 
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Plants often come from pet shops attached at the bottom with a gray metal
clasp. This occurs with plants like Elodea (sp?). My question is: Are
these clasps dangerous for the fish? I have just begun to get into a new
aquarium with my children. I've had them in the past, but can't seem to
remember anything about this and can't find a reference in this or other
newsgroups or on the web. Thanks, in advance, for your help!



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Old 01-08-2003, 07:03 PM
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Plants often come from pet shops attached at the bottom with a gray metal
clasp. This occurs with plants like Elodea (sp?). My question is: Are
these clasps dangerous for the fish? I have just begun to get into a new
aquarium with my children. I've had them in the past, but can't seem to
remember anything about this and can't find a reference in this or other
newsgroups or on the web. Thanks, in advance, for your help!



I have seen a few debates on this topic, and they never really seem to come
to a decent conclusion. I will, therefore give you my take on them. I'm sure
others will post their disagreement. I'd be disappointed if they didn't.
eg
I have left the lead weights in my tanks on many occasions, and have
never noted a problem. In freshwater, I don't feel the metal will break down
fast enough to cause an issue if normal water changes are done. However,
what I generally tell my friends is if you're concerned, take them out, and
use fishing line to tie them to a buried stone.


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Old 01-08-2003, 07:42 PM
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Plants often come from pet shops attached at the bottom with a gray metal
clasp. This occurs with plants like Elodea (sp?). My question is: Are
these clasps dangerous for the fish? I have just begun to get into a new
aquarium with my children. I've had them in the past, but can't seem to
remember anything about this and can't find a reference in this or other
newsgroups or on the web. Thanks, in advance, for your help!


I use them all the time, I've even made some out of some other lead... same
lead that is used for plant weights...


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Old 02-08-2003, 06:42 AM
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"Dinky" wrote:

what I generally tell my friends is if you're concerned, take them out, and
use fishing line to tie them to a buried stone.


That exercise alone is enough to convince most people to leave the
lead weights on


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Old 02-08-2003, 09:22 AM
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"Eric Schreiber" wrote in message
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"Dinky" wrote:

what I generally tell my friends is if you're concerned, take them out,

and
use fishing line to tie them to a buried stone.


That exercise alone is enough to convince most people to leave the
lead weights on

Touche'g I tried it a couple times, and still do it for very specific
things, but's a pain in the Arse, all right.




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Old 07-08-2003, 08:20 PM
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However, what I generally tell my friends is if you're
concerned, take them out, and use fishing line to tie them to a buried
stone.


I don't understand the issue. I push plants into the gravel (Flourite),
they grow. Unless you have agressive gravel rooters, that's the end of it.
No metal, no stones.

Is the problem that pl*cos or cichlids uproot your plants?


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