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Bought lava rock for grill, is it safe for a tank?

I just bought a bag of lava rock for my tank I am setting up. I am soaking it in chlorinated water to kill any biological material, then im going to soak it in dechlorinated 7.0 pH water for a couple days to hopefully pH balance it and make it safe for my tank. Is this OK? Should I boil the rocks?
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Re: Bought lava rock for grill, is it safe for a tank?

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I just bought a bag of lava rock for my tank I am setting up. I am soaking it in chlorinated water to kill any biological material, then im going to soak it in dechlorinated 7.0 pH water for a couple days to hopefully pH balance it and make it safe for my tank. Is this OK? Should I boil the rocks?
If should be fine for your tank but I would be careful due to the sharpness of the rock. It seems like it could do a number of them.

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