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Safe Sea Shells?

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Safe Sea Shells?

This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  HIGHTOWER 10 years ago.

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    HIGHTOWER
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    Are shells found on a beech safe to put into a tropical tank?

    I’ve washed them, but they still smell of saltwater… Are they safe to use in a tropical tank?

    #304193

    Adam
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    There should be no disease issues between fresh and salt water

    Obviously they need to be cleaned of any debris

    One word of warning (if you do decide to use them only use a few) over the long tern they WILL alter the water chemistry of your aquarium. Raising the pH and hardness slightly.

    (I think you live in a soft water area?) Though one or two (a few) small shells ONLY providing you are keeping a general community tank will not cause any issues.

    Certainly the guppies wont mind at all

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    HIGHTOWER
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    Ahh cheers for that! You’ve got a good memory… you sure the red “thingy” guppies won’t mind?

    #304196

    Adam
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    It certainly wouldn’t do any harm to use the water you would otherwise discard

    #304197

    HIGHTOWER
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    I didn’t bother to use them! Got some pebals today, and I’m happy with how it looks! Anything more would clutter such a small tank!

    Pics in the relevant section!

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