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Old 06-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #1 
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I took a trip to the beach! Sea shells?

I read that sea shells could be bad in a fish tank. If I clean them off well will they be okay in my fish's tank? Also, my boyfriend has a salt water tank, would they atleast be okay in there if not? They are pretty shells and I wanna use them cause it'd be cuteee
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #2 
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Not in freshwater, I don't know about saltwater, it might be a possibility.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:07 AM   #3 
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I believe the general practice for bringing "foreign" objects is to boil them in hot water and maybe in vinegar, with lots of rinsing.

Chemistry-wise they should be okay in both tanks, although over time the Calcium Carbonate will cause the Alkalinity to increase (which may or may not be good)
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