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Old 04-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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question on info i cant find

today my GF was looking at my tank and remembered the sand dollar we found on the beach one night and asked if we would be able to have one in our tank...

would it be possible?

if so any help would be great if not tough luck for her haha
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:13 AM   #2
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You probably could, but you'd never see it if it was healthy. Living sand dollars burrow into the sand and mud. I belevie they eat dmicrofauna and I imagine it would take a good bit of it to sustain them. If you're wanting to use the dried animal as a decoration inside the aquarium, bleach it, then soak in freshwater and add dechlorinator.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Ok thank you very much might add as decor does that process aply to any decor?
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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Only if it's from the ocean or was once living. Anything man made or store bought can probably just be rinsed.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Thank you... any idea were i can get an anchor with chain?
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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Sure...but no metal should ever be exposed to the saltwater, so you would need a plastic one for display. I assume you want it in your tank...
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Yes i was looking for a plastic one and plastic chain to give the illusion of a chain hanging from the top of the tank
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I'm not sure what it's called, But there is some kin of coating you can put over metal to make it tank safe. You'll have to do some research to figure out what it is though
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And you could probably find one on some kind of aquarium decor website
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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