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LeopardCent 10-10-2007 06:10 PM

Shells?
 
Is it advised to put shells in your tank? If I do will it mess with the PH? I have some fairly attractive large shells i was thinking of droppin in the ole tank but I can get a straight answer from the local store. Thanks.

Lupin 10-10-2007 06:47 PM

Re: Shells?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LeopardCent
Is it advised to put shells in your tank? If I do will it mess with the PH? I have some fairly attractive large shells i was thinking of droppin in the ole tank but I can get a straight answer from the local store. Thanks.

Nope. They'll increase your pH and hardness levels. Besides, they look out of the freshwater aquaria's league.:smoke:


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