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Is Soapstone Safe?


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I was wondering if anyone knew if soapstone is ok for in my tank? Im considering doing some carvings and Id love to do one or two for the tank. Should I coat them in resin?

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Soapstone is pretty soft.

I would think in water over extended periods it would get even softer, even mushy.

I think a resin soak would be a good idea to stabilize it.

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ooo...i didnt think of that. resin it is!

Yeah, having carved it I know it's very porous. It would likely erode pretty quickly. Make sure the resin seals completely - or it will get wet inside and you'll have yourself a little anaerobic bacteria bomb.

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