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sand dollars?

hey all, i just found a bag of sand dollars in my garage today. no idea where it came from. do you all think if i washed them thoroughly that i could put them in my 20G tank when i set it up?
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They will effect the water chemistry.
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they would melt and disintegrate

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thanks, thats all i needed to know. thought they would look cool in with the rocks.
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If Im not mistaking, the calcium will cause a PH change in the water. Although, only a couple of sand dollars in a decent sized tank will "probably" not make a whole lot of difference If it doesnt fall apart in the water.
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Calcium will increase the hardness of your water. and could adversly effect your enviroment. You might be able to get some water safe seal on them. But personally I would save them for that salt setup you've always wanted.
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Unless of course, you wanted to raise and breed snails or something. Their shells would probably come out all nice with a few sand dollars in there...
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Are you setting up a salt tank? I have never seen sand dollars in freshwater


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He means dead skeletons, not live ones.
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I was being sarcastic!

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nope its fresh. i was gonna put them in either my 20 or 30 gallon tank. but logic has kicked my ass in to thinking that they will desolve.
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I know nothing about marine tanks, so it didn't seem unusual to me that one could have live sand dollars in a marine setup.
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