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Old 11-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #1 
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Salt water shells and rocks?

Anyone have any luck with finding a way to clean salt water shells, etc. and have it be okay in fresh water?
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 
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Anyone have any luck with finding a way to clean salt water shells, etc. and have it be okay in fresh water?
the problem isn't about if it is clean, its about how much they can raise ph, as long as the ph is acceptable in betta standars you should be fine, i think bettas prefer 6-7,5 ph
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #3 
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I used to boil my shells before I put them in the tank. Have not had any problems with ph.
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How long did you boil? I've heard a minute
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:04 PM   #5 
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How long did you boil? I've heard a minute

Yup, a minute or so.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #6 
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Boiling still doesn't remove what happens when the shells are in the water- keep a close eye on the pH as mentioned before.. usually not something we recommend using.
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