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tmb1891
03/21/2017, 05:31 AM
So I have these old deer skulls in my basement and I want to use them in my 50g lagoon im in the process of setting up. The skulls were cleaned out years ago and have been bleached as well. My plan was to cover them in coral eventually... is it OK to use real bone in the tank?

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happyvalley
03/31/2017, 06:26 PM
I'm wrong about most things but I'm stuck at JFK and have nothing to do so I will answer your question anyway.
I think it's safe and you should do it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong about always being right.


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Tcox
04/02/2017, 11:37 AM
You can. You have to cure it well. Be aware that the bone will decompose with the bacteria. There is calcium phosphate in it, you will have algae growth.

jewlz
04/02/2017, 03:33 PM
Post pics if you end up doing this

jalisco
04/05/2017, 05:16 PM
My deer sculls won't fit in a 50g. : )

mcgyvr
04/06/2017, 05:33 PM
I'm wrong about most things but I'm stuck at JFK and have nothing to do so I will answer your question anyway.
I think it's safe and you should do it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong about always being right.


made me chuckle.. :)

Mrs. Music
04/07/2017, 08:06 AM
So I have these old deer skulls in my basement and I want to use them in my 50g lagoon im in the process of setting up. The skulls were cleaned out years ago and have been bleached as well. My plan was to cover them in coral eventually... is it OK to use real bone in the tank?

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why? why? why? why would you do this? :lol:

tmb1891
04/07/2017, 08:14 AM
My idea was to grow gsp on it but I skipped the skull thing all together

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tmb1891
04/07/2017, 08:15 AM
Maybe in a future tank

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teddyzaper
04/07/2017, 03:05 PM
You certainly can. I had a bull skull in my tank for a long time and I found that the bone would slowly disintegraye, since it is basically just calcium

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karimwassef
04/09/2017, 09:25 AM
This sounds awesome.. put GSP on it so it takes up the shape...then, in time, the skull will dissolve leaving a self-sustaining free standing GSP deer skull!

The best part is that the GSP will grow faster with the phosphate leaching out of the skull as it decomposes... pics please.

Galizio
04/09/2017, 11:55 AM
I do not know if is possible, was watching the tv show tanked once and they wanted to incorporate a deer rack in tank.
But when they tried was affecting the PH to much in just a night sitting in the tank. So they end up replicating the rack with a reef safe material.


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karimwassef
04/09/2017, 01:10 PM
I kalk drip... no pH issues.

bblumberg
05/01/2017, 02:46 PM
My idea was to grow gsp on it but I skipped the skull thing all together

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GSP might be interesting. Another idea would be an encrusting montipora or cyphastrea.

Shawn O
05/11/2017, 11:25 AM
Completely coat it in clear resin. Submerge it in liquid resin and let it hang dry.