I am glad to report my Emperor and all other fish are doing fine.
I have two Ocellaris clownfish and want to treat them to plastic
Have you heard of any reports of them polluting the water as they must
be heavily dyed.
<I know of folks (the Smiths of WSI/Nature's Image, Marty
Beals/Tideline...) that made ones that are chemically inert. Can't/won't
vouch for the safety of all. You can/could make your own...>
Thanks in advance.
<Welcome. Bob Fenner>
Metal tank decoration... Not in SW
HI everyone. I have a saltwater 75 gallon tank and have
been having issues with ammonia lately. I emailed your
staff last week and got some good advise. Something that I have
been wondering about however is that my girlfriend knows nothing about
the hobby except what looks " cute " or "pretty".... That said, she ran
off and bought me a metal ship to put in the tank. It has been in
there for about a month now. I'll tell you that I do not know what
type of metal it is except that it is not stainless steel. It is about
14" long, looks pretty cool cause it's made to look like it was
crashed/sunk. Anyhoo... am I reaching here or could this be
contributing to my recent ammonia spike or to the overall water quality
that could have contributed to the recent outbreak of Ich in my tank?
What's your take on metal decorations in a saltwater tank?
<Maybe... I'd remove it>
I should tell you that she DID purchase this from a LFS not just at some
hardware store which is why I initially thought that it would be okay
but now I'm beginning to wonder.....
<Well; the item might be coated/sealed in some way; but... eventually,
not to be trusted in seawater. Bob Fenner>