I double checked how safe it actually is, and the beads are currently
* being made of LDPE, a food-grade plastic. (as referenced here
.) You can find plastic bins sold as "aquarium grade" on ebay that are made from the same material.
I'm not offended, just a little flustered because I did look into it before I used it, and it seemed like judgement was being passed without looking into the matter further to verify whether or not the formulas used have changed, even though I had mentioned twice that I had reference multiple aquarium sources to make sure.
Other members have bought decor from me, and I didn't want anyone thinking that I was selling them something toxic that would end up killing their fish. I also wouldn't use it in my tanks if it smelled, I lost one fish to bad decor, and the fish in this tank started biting when his ornament went bad. I wouldn't use it on my own fish if it were bad, and if I wouldn't use it personally, I would not be making and selling them to others. And I started making them to sell so others would have a safe alternative to those so-called ornaments like the one that killed my son's betta.
*not saying that they weren't smelly, or non-AQ friendly before.