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Salt Rocks Harmful?

Discussion in 'Snakes - General' started by Chrysanthemum, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum Member

    Are salt rocks okay to keep in a tank with a snake? I am looking for ways to decrease humidity in my tank. Salt rocks are something I am considering, because they can soak up moisture from the surrounding air. I would keep them in a small dish, but the snakes would be able to come into contact with them.

    I don't think it should hurt them. I can't think of any reason why it would, but maybe someone here knows for sure?
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I wouldn't. Salt, particularly damp salt is highly corrosive.
    Give us a detailed run down on the specifics of the tank and what you are housing in it and maybe we can help.
     
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  3. Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum Member

    So far I haven't gotten the animal yet, and I have yet to set up the heating equipment. I am hoping that the undertank heater and the ubv light will help with the humidity. The tank is a 20ga long glass tank with a screen lid. The relative humidity in my house (and therefore my tank) is 60%. It is always high here.
     
  4. waagyl

    waagyl Member

    What are you looking to put in there?
     
  5. Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum Member

    A Kenyan Sand Boa. I have decided against using the salt rocks though.
     

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