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MatthewM

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I picked up a cuttlebone as suggested. The package has a bird on it, does that i mean i must prepare it different? Ir can i not use it? Just rinse it off and out it in the filter? Next product, leaf zone. Worth it? I picked some up to help the plants. I ordered root tabs, seachem iron, seachem potassium, and matrix today as well to go with my flourish and excel.
 

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Not sure about the cuttlebone but leaf zone is ok. I used to use it until I discovered the Seachem fertilizers and I'm never turning back.
 

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All cuttlebone is marketed for birds, it's fine. I don't even rinse mine since it's absorbent, just break a chunk off and plop it in. It will float at first but eventually will sink. Or put it in your filter, either works.

 

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I threw the entire cuttlebone in my tank. Is that bad? How long does it take before it sink? Mine is still floating. Been in there for like 3 days.
 

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It won't hurt anything to throw the whole thing in, I was just splitting it between tanks. It seems like my broken off pieces took around a week or two before they quit floating, but I wasn't really paying attention, lol.

To add, i leave my cuttlebone out in the open because my snails sometimes sit and munch on it.

 
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Bijou88 said:
It won't hurt anything to throw the whole thing in, I was just splitting it between tanks. It seems like my broken off pieces took around a week or two before they quit floating, but I wasn't really paying attention, lol.

To add, i leave my cuttlebone out in the open because my snails sometimes sit and munch on it.
I guess I'm confused. If they munch on it, then what good is it in my filter?

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Not sure about the cuttlebone but leaf zone is ok. I used to use it until I discovered the Seachem fertilizers and I'm never turning back.
I use seachem ferts too. I just noticed that this one is mostly iron and potassium. So ill be using it till the rest of my seachem comes.
 

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MatthewM said:
I guess I'm confused. If they munch on it, then what good is it in my filter?
It slowly dissolves, releasing calcium in the water. It works fine either way, I've just noticed that my snails munch it too so I leave it out for them.

 
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