Originally Posted by BittyB
All this thread confirms to me is Im not buying any decorations that are sold by these large companies. I think a lot of you having bad troubles with these things should maybe think of a different route like going DIY or getting creative in using non aquarium items that are for sure safe material and not painted (IE - a wood carving you can water log, a stone carving, etc).
I am definitely not trusting them nor thinking having a cute decor is worth a mishap. Too worrisome for me.
You have to be careful with wood and stone too, things like pine will poison your tank, and some stones will change your water parameters. So it's not always as easy as going with all natural decor. Usually it is the safer bet though.
I went DIY on some of my decor, and I've had a lot of fun with it.