Clear coating Reef Ornaments/ Fish Safe

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by 7of8Zab, Jul 11, 2015.

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  1. 7of8Zab

    7of8Zab Plankton

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    I apologize in advance if I posted this item to the wrong forum but it does have to do with water quality. I just received several Artificially colored/dyed starfish. I'm not sure if they were real or alive at one time. I apologize if they were( I'm not sure if they were cast or dried) as the relatives who gave them to me are or were unaware how bad/destructive that really is to the reef environment. They know now. My dilemma is how do I now make them fish safe ? What can I use for clear coating them so they don't leach into my water ? I really don't want to discard them as that would add injury to insult. I have informed them not to patronize establishments that traffic in these items. They were purchased somewhere in Key West so I suspect that they were alive, dried and dyed. I'd appreciate any insight on how to clear coat them to make them fish safe. Thanks.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Don't bother, unless you know what they were coated with.

    Are you willing to risk your fish tank for dried and dyed starfish?

    I would not even think about it unless you knew they came from a distributor that sells artificial corals and inverts, reef safe.

    Welcome though. :)
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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