Using Lava rock or coral in viv

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fresnowitte

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Boil it, let it dry, cool off, and presto your ready to put it in the viv. :wink:
However I'm not sure about the coral as it can sometimes be sharp and some may cut your beardie.
 

iwoodtoo

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I too was going to use lava rock in my enclosure, till i read that lava rock has trace elements of lead in it and was considered a no-no for dragons. Better be safe than endanger your pet.
 

GoFast

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i think that lead is a "no-no" for most living creatures. the amount of trace lead found in lava rock would not be enough to effect your BD. You are probably supplying more lead in the water from the faucet than what will be found in lava rock
 

zebraflavencs

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You could also use a sealant that is clear to seal in the lead, and still have a nice display of the rock.
Just a thought.
Janie.
 

iwoodtoo

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GoFast":d772e said:
i think that lead is a "no-no" for most living creatures. the amount of trace lead found in lava rock would not be enough to effect your BD. You are probably supplying more lead in the water from the faucet than what will be found in lava rock
Since the article was about dragons they directed the "no-no" to dragons.
And if you say "probably" regarding lead in water ,then you "probably" are only speculating, unless you are a chemist?
 

GoFast

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iwoodtoo":3ccce said:
GoFast":3ccce said:
i think that lead is a "no-no" for most living creatures. the amount of trace lead found in lava rock would not be enough to effect your BD. You are probably supplying more lead in the water from the faucet than what will be found in lava rock
Since the article was about dragons they directed the "no-no" to dragons.
And if you say "probably" regarding lead in water ,then you "probably" are only speculating, unless you are a chemist?

no I am not a chemist but if you consider the FACT that lava rock is widely used for filtering WATER then I would "assume" the content of lead would be higher in water considering lead is one the most targeted substance to filter from drinking water. Therefor using a material that contains more lead than water just wouldn't make much sense.
 
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