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Old 09-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #1 
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Question coral cave

i have a coral that is in the shape of a cave. it is not alive but it is real and i was wondering if i could put it in a tropical community tank with guppies, mickey mouse platies, marigold variatuses, and 2 mystery snails possibly a frog and some crabs. back on the subject. is it ok to put a dead coral in a tropical tank or will it kill my fish?
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:54 PM   #2 
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I believe it makes the water super hard due to the calcium in it decomposing slowly, outside of that I'm not sure what the issues would be.
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I also think it makes the water harder but I don't know how much harder. My tap water is hard and I have been told live bearing fish like harder water. My sister has goldfish and they seem oK with the hardness but I have never kept other species - other then snails.
Maybe do bigger water changes to keep the hardness level down?

How big is the tank and how big is the coral? I would think that would play a part as well.
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Salt water items have no place in a freshwater aquarium. They can kill your fish by changing the water properties, as others have said.
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