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Old 08-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #1 
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Bones?

Hello everyone;
I have a bone collection and I was wondering if it would be ok to put a few pieces in with my betta and snails?
They are all from outside and have been bleached and then washed off with hot water several times.
The main thing I'm worried about is it raising the pH level.
Would this be possible?
I have a few pieces that would make a Really cool tank...but not if they will do anything to my babies.
Thanks for any info. :)
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #2 
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maybe make casts out of them in resin?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:47 PM   #3 
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Hmm it's not worth that, for right now, but thanks for the idea!
Any others?
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #4 
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The bones could change the pH in a tank..though Idk for sure. They would also likley degrade and may have been treated with stuff.

I wouldnt add.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:21 AM   #5 
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How much do you like the bones? I would try putting them in a jar with water (and a jar with just water next to it for control), and then doing daily tests with your PH test kit.

Though I do think you will probably have to deal with them degrading.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:26 AM   #6 
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I wouldn't do it, they are still a live thing, in your tank. Bones in water will decomp over time and they would do the same in a tank. Just not worth it I think.I dunno, Google what happens to bone in water for a period of time. See if it releases anything?
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:58 PM   #7 
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Alright, thanks!
Maybe when I have more time I'll experiment but for right now I'll just say no. :P
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #8 
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oh, ive been doing that for a long time... i have a cat right hip in my tank, and my fish love it. it hant effected the water one bit.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:55 PM   #9 
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Hmm maybe I'll do it in seasons, leave it in there for a week and then take it out that water change and switch them out like that....
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:02 PM   #10 
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oh, ive been doing that for a long time... i have a cat right hip in my tank, and my fish love it. it hant effected the water one bit.
What? A cat hip? Seriously?! That doesn't seem a little 'off' to you to have a domestic PET bone in your possession?
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