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    Can I add seashells to my reef?

    There from Halifax..


    just wondering..

    and would that pose a problem?

    there is also a dried out star fish in it.. was wondering if its safe to put in ?

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    Cool

    boil them and you should be fine. Hows the tank coming along?

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    well i wouldnt add the dried out starfish, its dead and once in the water it will start to decay.
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    starfish

    yeh missed that one. good for decorations outside the tank though. I always wanted to get one of those neat looking fishing nets and string some nice shells and such through it. Then hang the net around the tank some were,maybe on the wall.

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    me too! Johnny, i am really begining to think we have the same taste. I also want to add a small shelf on top of my tank and put on of those big sailboats on it. Adds to the ocean theme (and i love sailing, i am actually certified by the US Coast Guard).
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    ALRHA

    GET OUT!! I was looking for one as well! are we brothers or what! I priced a few really nice ones and when I move up to my bigger tank and finish the basement I'll start decorating the room. I also wanted to add a sunken ship to the reeftank and still might? some frown on this but hey, at 8 feet long[tank] I can afford this luxury. Only thing, hair algea loves plastic until it gets coated with corraline.

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    he he, LOL.
    the ship i would have to differ on. it wouldnt look like a reef anymore, and i'm sure with time it wont look as good, plus it blocks a lot of your view.
    but otherwise we should decorate together - he he.
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    I was once told that you should not put large conch shells into tanks because poison or something would leach out of them into the water and it will kill your delicate fish / corals. Anybody heard that one before? Any truth to it?
    Rob

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    tank is cycling.. rocks and substrate getting brown algae..

    and my rocks have change very little while curing..

    found a yellow spong looking thing on one of the rocks lol..

    Ammonia is at .30 still...

    as for the ph i still can't get a good reading..

    hey is it possibly to put a peice of dried coral in the tank or will it just cause algae?

    lol..

    its in my daughters room so my wife wants something different in it lol

    Johnny hows my frogspawn doing =)

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    fisherman

    froggy is doing just awsome.
    SALTY DOG. Ihave had a large shell in my tank for?? 3 years I think and I might have one in the sump. no probs at all. Never heard anything anout poison.

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