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Can one put coral from the ocean into a freshwater tank? The dentist I'm setting up the tank for would like to put some that she has, in there, but I don't know if that would be okay. I'm thinking not.
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I think so too
 

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real or fake

real would die I would imagine

fake would rip fins and might mess with the PH

so NO
 
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its real, but its dead I assume because it has been a decorative thing on a shelf for years.
 

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just to be safe I wouldn't put coral in a fresh water tank
 

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It will raise the pH and probably harden the water. If I were you I'd be wary of using it.
 

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It would be dangerous for your angels and long finned fish and any others fish that are sensitive to water parameter changes at any rate. Emma, I would have to vote with the rest and say no.

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I would say no also but I saw some awesome looking fake at petsmart if she insists. Not sure how natural it would look with the live plants and wood though.
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Okay I'm kind of glad everyone is saying no, because I don't think coral would look very good in a fresh tank.
Thanks lol
so now we can get some lovely wood!
 

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Emma -

I got 3 pieces of driftwood and there was a world of difference in the quality and not a whole lot of difference in the price.  the very BEST quality driftwood I got was at a place called .  It holds together much better and looks so much nicer and they have such a much finer and larger choice of shapes and sizes available.  I found the site on the Plantgeeks site.

Rose
 
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