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post #1 of 7 Old 10-22-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Do Pleco's Do Good With Bricks?

OK, i made a cave out of 4 bricks that my pleco can fit in really well but.... i dont know if i should put it in the tank or not. i washed them real good with hot water, bleached them w/ a 1 to 8 solution of water and bleach and washed them for about 5 minutes each after that and you can smell any bleach on them is this safe to do?

10 gallon filled with fish
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-22-2006, 12:45 PM
I would have soaked the brick in a solution of water with dechlorinator.

I'm not familiar with brick material, but I would check the pH before you added the brick and also after, to make sure it does not change the pH of your water. Check the pH on a weekly basis.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-22-2006, 01:20 PM
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I have seen zebra tanks full of bricks, they were spawning well. I would take eddies advice though, and if they smell of bleach dont use them! Soak them good and proper, boiling would help.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-22-2006, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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spelling mistake! they dont smell like bleach lmao and also i was tired and didnt write it right i soaked them in decholinated water for about 10-20 minutes and made a cave and they are now in my tank and my pleco loves them and have been for about 3 hours now and no probs,
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-25-2006, 11:36 AM
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In the future, you might want to just boil them for about ten minutes.
Faster and more foolproof method of cleaning.
Plus it takes lees effort...I'm lazy.

Fish have taken over my house. I threw away my couch to make room for another 125 gallon.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-27-2006, 08:24 PM
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Yea i would have boiled them too. When it comes to my tank i dont mess around with possibly introducing new chemicals. I boiled my flower pots.

Edit: and yes plecos do well with bricks! but im sure you have noticed by now lol.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-09-2007, 05:42 PM
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bricks are made with baked clay not too disimalar to flower pots so long as there new bricks , they soak up things from concrete otherwise
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