Re: Lead weights

>From: Zeb Swinney <zeb at capital_net>
>Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 18:44:17 GMT
>Subject: lead in tank?
>I've seen the small lead stips that are wrapped around the stem of plants to
>keep them ancored down.  Will the lead harm the plants or leach into the
>water and hurt the fish?  It is toxic to humans and I am leary of putting it
>in my tank but it would be useful to ancor the plants without using the peat
>blocks.  Are there any other alternatives?
I don't trust those lead strips either.  Besides, bunch plants should not
be planted with a whole lot of stems all wrapped together.  They should be
spread out a bit more.  I weigh the stems down with small pebbles

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174