First off I want to say hello to everyone I am so happy to find this place.
Finally my 10 gallon planted tank project is on the way after a lot of reaserch I'm pretty confident I will do good. Especially after me finding this forum/website with lots of wonderful info and people who know their stuff gives me even more confidence.
Right now I'm just getting all the equipment that I need to start off my planted tank right, it will take me a couple of weeks to get everything I need. So I will be posting more questions as the weeks go by
So right now my question is how safe is the rock I got for my tank, it's a small rock about 6-7 inches I got it at the petstore in the fish department. I want to attach a little bit of java moss on it. But I made a mistake and did not get the name of the rock type, so now I'm wondering if it's a safe rock to use in my planted tank? I read in one of my books that I can do a little fizz test to see if the rock will alter water quality, you put a little bit of white vinegar on it and see if it will fizz. Well it did fizz like a tiny bit, hardly noticeble and it looked more like it was because the rock was dry. So anyway I'm not sure if it's safe. If anyone can help me please and tell me if this rock is safe to use in my planted tank? I added a picture of the rock.
I also got a driftwood from a private seller, (for a very good deal that I couldn't say NO to) drift wood is from an undeveloped pristine reservoir with restricted boat use. The piece is soaked, scrubbed, and rinsed to remove any loose debris with hot water only (no-chemicals). It is also attached to Bluestone base using aquarium safe stainless steel screws. I do not have it yet but it's a nice piece and will look wonderful in my tank but the question remains the same is it ok to use in my fishtank.
Here is a picture of a rock:
Thanks for all the help