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Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby Kagia » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:07 pm

I recently found a deposit of travertine/tufa, and upon closer inspection, found what I'm all but positive is a small deposit of marble metamorphic rock.

I've gone back a couple times to collect a bit for a new mbuna tank I'm setting up.

The rock has some greys and golden browns through it, which I've read may be caused by impurities in the limestone during metamorphosis.

Would this rock be safe for my fish, or could the impurities contain anything harmful to the fish?

Thanks.

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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby Deeda » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:49 pm

Pics aren't working for me.
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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby Kagia » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:26 pm

Hmmm...It looks good on my end.

I'll try again.

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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby noddy » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:17 pm

Looks like you struck gold : )
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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby Deeda » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:39 am

I can see the pics now and the rocks look just fine to me.
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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby Kagia » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:53 pm

Thanks.

I'm worried about the composition though. I read on one website that it may contain impurities like pyrite and iron oxide, which I'm guessing might not be good for the fish?
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Re: Any geologists in the house (marble scape?)

Postby rolf.miles » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:43 am

Maybe it would be nice to find the geological composition for the places where your cichlid is from, so then finding similar rocks seems to me a pretty safe way to go.
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