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Old 09-29-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
 
Glass Cave

I am oddly enough having trouble finding a clay pot for my cave. I have a nice blue glass though, that I was thinking about putting in the tank. There are no images, it's just glass. What do I need to do to the glass to make it aquarium safe?

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Old 09-29-2006, 06:01 PM   #2
 
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My guess (and its just a guess) would be to rinse it in a very light bleach - no soap, and then thoroughly rinse in warm-hot water to get rid of all the bleach. I don't think you would want to boil it (unless its pyrex)!
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
 
Thanks, it looks really good in there! It's just blue enough that it's not completely see through, and my bichir is starting to claim it. It's cool because it is a hiding spot for the fish, yet I can still see them easily without having to search for them. :D
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
 
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Then post a pic!
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:31 AM   #5
 
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Then post a pic!
Here it is:

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:32 AM   #6
 
Unfortunately, the next day (today) my fiance decided she found something she liked better:

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Old 09-30-2006, 02:33 PM   #7
 
Hey I didn't even think about this, that new pot I boiled and cleaned to make it aquarium safe; it has a paint on the outside, but I think it is safe. It's that real smooth glossy paint on the clay pot, I've seen it in many tanks before. Thoughts?
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:20 PM   #8
 
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I like the glass better The "paint" on the clay pot is fired so I think it's ok (shouldn't leech into the water).
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:07 PM   #9
 
I like the glass better too
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:38 PM   #10
 
I also like the glass better. You could also make a cave by leaning one of your pieces of rock onto the other.
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