Are all aquarium ornaments saltwater safe?

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  1. TikiBird

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    I'm thinking about incorporating some decor into my tanks along with the live rock.

    Are all aquarium ornaments (like the ones sold in LFS/Petco/Petsmart/etc) also saltwater safe? Does the saltwater corrode them or something in a way freshwater doesn't?
     
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    Most are either ceramic or plastic.....should be fine. Maybe hesitate if it's some mystery material.

    We've used all manner of fake plants on QT's a lot and the only "wear" is from the repeated bleachings during maintenance. ;)
     
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    Thanks, @mccarroll! That makes a lot of sense.
     
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    There are some materials that will leach harmful chemicals. the decor sold for freshwater tanks are types of plastics, ceramics or glass, and should be fine for reef tanks.
     
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    Thank you, @cromag08!!
     

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