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post #1 of 11 Old 09-29-2006, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 09-29-2006, 07:01 PM
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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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post #3 of 11 Old 09-29-2006, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 11 Old 09-29-2006, 10:29 PM
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Then post a pic!

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Then post a pic!
Here it is:

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately, the next day (today) my fiance decided she found something she liked better:

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #8 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 08:20 PM
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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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75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-30-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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I like the glass better too
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-01-2006, 12:38 AM
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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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