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Old 20-08-2009, 09:29 PM
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Default Terrapin Tank - Slate Chippings?? Help


I would like to cover the bottom of my tank that i am setting up for terrapins with some slate chippings - would it be ok to buy them from B&Q and then through rinse / wash them?

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Old 24-08-2009, 10:42 PM
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ive used the same stuff.its been in my turtle tank for a few weeks now.just to warn u tho it takes alot ov washin.lost count how many times i washed it b4 i put it in my tank.
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Old 24-08-2009, 10:45 PM
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B&Q, garden centre etc..., it's all OK so long as it's washed thoroughly, I let mine soak for a while in a bucket of Milton then rinse with fresh water.
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