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post #1 of 6 Old 02-07-2010, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Putting new tank decoration in water

I just purchased a new tank decor for the tetra's to have some hiding places. It is just a treasure chest with holes to go in and out. Is there anything I need to do or can I just put it in the tank?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-07-2010, 05:19 PM
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is it plastic??

you should be fine, just give it a quick rinse....if it was bought at somewhere like PetCo or something, most of that stuff is aquarium safe...
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-07-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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It was purchased at Petco. I can just put it in then? Ok cool. Thanks.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-07-2010, 05:36 PM
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i would give it a good rinse first....its not like a piece of driftwood where you need to soak it to help unleash some of the tannins....or a rock where you need to monitor any pH shift which might occur....
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-08-2010, 03:26 AM
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Agreed. Just a quick rinse and pop it in there.

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-11-2010, 07:44 PM
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I agree if its from a petstore just rinse it off (no soap) and put it in.
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