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dprUsh83 09-29-2006 03:24 PM

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?


jsm11482 09-29-2006 07:01 PM

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)!

dprUsh83 09-29-2006 07:47 PM

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

jsm11482 09-29-2006 10:29 PM

Then post a pic!

dprUsh83 09-30-2006 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by jsm11482
Then post a pic!

Here it is:

dprUsh83 09-30-2006 11:32 AM

Unfortunately, the next day (today) my fiance decided she found something she liked better:

dprUsh83 09-30-2006 03:33 PM

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?

jsm11482 09-30-2006 08:20 PM

I like the glass better :wink: The "paint" on the clay pot is fired so I think it's ok (shouldn't leech into the water).

dprUsh83 09-30-2006 10:07 PM

I like the glass better too :lol:

Oceane 10-01-2006 12:38 AM

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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