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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newbie101, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    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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  2. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    i think so too
     
  3. atmmachine816

    atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    real or fake

    real would die i would imagine

    fake would rip fins and might mess with the PH

    so NO
     




  4. OP
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    newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    its real, but its dead I assume because it has been a decorative thing on a shelf for years.
     
  5. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

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

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

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

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    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.

    Rose
    :)
     
  8. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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.
    Carol
     
  9. OP
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    newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    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!
     
  10. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    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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