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Old 07-03-2003, 06:33 AM   #1
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Turtle shell

I have a friend who found an empty turtle shell, he would like to put in in an aquarium. Would boiling it like drift wood be enough. There is nothing left on the inside.
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Old 07-03-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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Wow. Good question. I have no idea as I don't know what the makeup of turtle shells are. You could always use the vinegar test to determine if it will affect your water chemistry.

Drip a few drops of vinegar onto it. If it fizzes, don't put it into the aquarium. If it doesn't fizz, it shouldn't affect the water chemistry at all.

Perhaps someone else will have a better clue than I do.
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That's wild with the vinegar, thanks.
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The deal with the vinegar is that it would have the potental of rasing the PH and KH of the tank water. My guess is the shell is made of a simular substance as bones are made of.

Boiling it could damage the shell and make it come apart?

You could also soak it in a bleach/water solution and then make sure you rinse it real well. That would kill any bactera/parasites in the shell.
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So there should be no real danger in putting it in the tank, after the soaking. It would make a cool home for my fish
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turtle shells ARE bone, so it will have the same effect.
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That's really cool. I'm going to start looking for turtle shells! I'm completely jealous

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i recently ordered an alligator skull for my aquarium w/ the same idea of making a little fish home. hasn't arrived yet though.
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