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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:41 pm
by Robert Hudson
Lead anchors are bad. However, most of the ones used today (at least in the USA) are made from zinc are a safe to use.Lead anchors are bad. However, most of the ones used today (at least in the USA) are made from zinc are a safe to use.


Actually, I think that is a myth. Florida Aquatic Nuseries which supplies 90% of the plants sold in the USA tells me their strips are lead. Nothing at all special about them. A couple years ago I was searching out lead strips to buy in bulk because I was importing stem plants without strips. I ended up buying several hundred from Lee aquarium products who at the time was selling them in blister packs, and sold them to me in bulk. They were lead plain and simple.

There is another product actually called Plant Anchors. They are soft pliable plastic disks with slits in the center. You slide the stems thru the slits which hold the stems snugly without breaking them. You bury the disk in the gravel.

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