02-08-2010, 06:16 PM #1
So I recently got another 30G tank, and was cleaning out the gravel, and found 6 pennies, been in there a while from the looks of them, some of them actually had holes in them from corrosion. Any idea why someone would put pennies in the tank?
Only two reasons i could think of-
Trying to kill snails...obviously didn't work, still had snails
Anyway, anyone ever seen this before?Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-08-2010, 06:20 PM #2
Old pennies had enough copper to kill algae, some old schoolers may still try this.Owner: Aquarium Maintenance and Pet Care Company
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02-08-2010, 06:22 PM #3
personally never heard of it, I agree the two reasons you stated are the most likely. To kill something off or just kids messing around..
My first thought would be it would leech copper into the water column which you really do not want, but if you have living snails than perhaps not, or perhaps not the degree I expected.
If the maintenance schedule is good i'm sure that was helping in removing some of the copper as it was leeched
I would definitely remove them of course
02-08-2010, 06:55 PM #4
02-08-2010, 07:01 PM #5
I can easily see children as a cause for that. I have a 6 yr old and when we first got our tank I had to make it very clear that nothing goes in the tank without daddy's permission.
If I hadn't done that I'm sure I would've found a bologna sandwich in there one day. lol.
02-08-2010, 07:46 PM #6Originally Posted by Bristley
02-08-2010, 08:25 PM #7
02-08-2010, 08:30 PM #8Originally Posted by Aeonflame
02-08-2010, 10:15 PM #9
Heard from someone that ages ago some people would add pennies (the ones with more copper in them) into the tanks, to take care of any snail problems. No idea if this was effective but sounds plausible.
02-09-2010, 01:07 AM #10
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