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Old 12-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used an animal skull as a decoration? Like one from a once living animal


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You need to be careful about using real bones as they have calcium in them and can easily alter the water chemistry. If you still want to use it, you would need to get some kind of clear sealant to coat the entire skull with so the water can not get to it.

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Would it be the same for deer antlers in a tank? They are bone too. What kind of sealer would you use?


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Would it be the same for deer antlers in a tank? They are bone too. What kind of sealer would you use?


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Yes and unfortunately, I have no idea. You'll have to do some research on fish safe sealants.
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You could probably get the same silicon they use on tanks and brush it on. That's what I might do


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Have you had experience with antlers it water? I want to use a skull from a button buck I got this season and I'm not sure if it'll sink or float


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You could probably get the same silicon they use on tanks and brush it on. That's what I might do


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That silicon doesn't dry clear so you would alter the appearance. I'd think there would be some form of polyurathane that could be used but I just don't know which one it would be. That would have to be a call to the manufacturers.
Now, having said that, I do know that on an episode of "Tanked", they needed to seal some unique decor for a tank so that may be a phone call worth making.
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Have you had experience with antlers it water? I want to use a skull from a button buck I got this season and I'm not sure if it'll sink or float


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No I do not have any experience. I would think that bones would sink they are heavy. I just have some whitetail sheds that might look cool in a aqua scape like driftwood.


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