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Old 07-28-2011, 08:34 AM   #1 
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Abalone

I have a couple of polished (both sides) abalone shells I'd like to use to help cover the floor of my bare-bottom tank, but I'm leery of using a calcium-based element in my hardscape. Should I be concerned? Thank you.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:40 PM   #2 
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I believe that the calcium in the seashells can cause the PH of your water to spike over time..which could be bad for your fish. I dont have any personal experience with using shells in freshwater though, that is just what I have read so I try to stick with freshwater items mostly.
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