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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?
 

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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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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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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,
tanks :lol:
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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. :oops:
 

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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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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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