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post #21 of 52 Old 01-20-2008, 06:37 PM
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I don't know about TUMS. I've read on another forum that people have done it, but I don't know if it really is a good idea or not. I don't have enough knowledge about it.

I don't think that school chalk is pure calcium carbonate. I'm not sure what the ingredients are and until that was researched, I'd stay away from trying it.

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post #22 of 52 Old 01-20-2008, 11:55 PM
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I have noticed my snails shell is getting thinner, so I will add some sort of calcium pill.

I can just add this to my community, right?

And it would just be a regular calcium pill that I would take?
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I have noticed my snails shell is getting thinner, so I will add some sort of calcium pill.

I can just add this to my community, right?

And it would just be a regular calcium pill that I would take?
Yep, you can just add it, it won't harm your fish.

You can get a calcium supplement from the lfs (expensive) or you can get tablets at a chemist or health store (inexpensive) like you would take. Just check that there are no hidden ingredients.
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post #24 of 52 Old 02-01-2008, 09:39 PM
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How about the calcium bones I use for my hermit crabs? I wonder how those would work? I bought 2 of them for around 2 bucks and they're 2 inches long each.

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How about the calcium bones I use for my hermit crabs? I wonder how those would work? I bought 2 of them for around 2 bucks and they're 2 inches long each.
I'm not familiar with them. Is it just a calcium tablet? If so then it's fine.
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post #26 of 52 Old 02-02-2008, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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I would imagine they are the same as cuddle bone that is used for birds.

I have heard of them being used but have not tried it yet.
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post #27 of 52 Old 02-02-2008, 09:14 PM
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It's a calcium cuttle bone but they're in cute shapes for the hermit craps. Check out the hermit crabs next time your at one of the bigger stores, since they're trentdy now, most stores have a bunch of stuff for them now.

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post #28 of 52 Old 04-20-2008, 12:51 AM
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Is this something that the snails are suppose to eat, or it just has to be in the water? I read this thread the other day before I bought my snails, and found it helpful. But when I bought my snails they had the weekend feeders in their tank, that looked like it had been munched on. So I bought some thinking thats what my snails would eat for their calcium. I have had them for 2 or 3 days now, and none of them has gone anywhere need the feeder. One of my mollies picked at it a few time when I put it on there, and after that the only one that seems interested is one of my shrimp,lol. Also just how often am I suppose to do this?
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post #29 of 52 Old 04-20-2008, 01:03 AM
Just in the water. If you have and external powerfilter, you can add the calcium, either aragonite, crushed coral, or calcium carbonate to the media "basket". Bone meal is pure calcium.
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post #30 of 52 Old 04-20-2008, 02:21 AM
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Are the 3 day feeders ok to use? And how often should I add them? Once a week or so, or as soon as one dissoves add another?
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