Old Snail Shells Question

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  1. Mollieworld

    MollieworldValued MemberMember

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    My daughter found these for me at the beach by our local river. If I were to clean these up (how?) Could I put them in my tank with mollies and cories OR in a tank with snails and betta? She got them for me hoping I could put them in the sandy area of my tank where my cories play. 20190824_224418.
     
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    I would just give them a boil
     
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    I believe boiling or hot water will be enough, yes. Over time they can add calcium to the water and thus raise pH, but 4 shells aren't a big deal. Just don't add a bucketful or something.
     
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    Should be safe just be sure to sterilise
     
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    Would they be better in the tank with snails for calcium?
     
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    What size are the shells? Put them where you like.
     
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    They are tiny about the size of my thumb nail
     
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    They aren't going to affect much of anything. Just make sure they are boiled and really clean.
     
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