I live on an island in Massachusetts and I am thinking of keeping a native aquarium - with all native plants, rocks, & animals. I figure it won't be tii hard to set up, i'll make sure to get everything from the same beach.
What my question is, is do you think it wild be safe to put in shells & rock that have been out of the water for a soace of time? im worried about the possibility of some bits of the shell inhabitants left inside, or the seaweed might have decayed, or othe environmental contaminants.
I don't know if in a native tank this would even be an issue?