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Old 08-03-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Shells from the shore

I was on vacation and picked up a couple shells from the beach while I was there. Is there any way I can put them into a new tank that I am starting? Should I clean them in any special way? I just want to have them in there as decoration.

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Soak them in a bleach solution (Chlorox + water) for a couple hours.
Let dry for a day or two.
Rinse in a bowl of aquarium water.
Pour water into sink.
Drop shells into tank.
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Good advice schoeplein ...

I didn't soak mine in bleach though, I had some pretty colors and din't want them to fade out so ... I boiled them for about 3 minutes and then soaked them in freshwater for a couple days, and then dumped em in the tank!!!
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Color doesn't matter - they'll be covered with green/brown/coraline algae eventually anyway.
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True ... never thought about that!!! HaHa!!
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Thanks for all of your advice. I didn't think about the whole algae issue. Maybe I'll hold off on putting them in until things have established a bit.
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Your tank doesn't need to be established to place placid/inert objects (specifically shells) into it.....
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