Sea Shells

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Donal Gregory, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Donal Gregory

    Donal Gregory New Member Member

    My family gathered sea shells from a local beach. They, and of course myself, was wondering if it is possible to use them in a fresh water tank. Is this possible and if so is there prep work that needs to be done?
  2. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    Just clean them up really well in fresh water, make sure all the gunk gets cleaned out from the spiralled shells.
  3. Rtessy

    Rtessy Fishlore VIP Member

    Boiling is always good, and just be aware that they'll bump up the pH, kH and gH a bit.
  4. mattgirl

    mattgirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Agree. Also be aware that they will slowly dissolve so if you want to keep any of them for souvenirs don't put it in the tank. :) I actually use seashells to raise and keep my PH stable.

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