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Old 05-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #1 
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Cooking theme for tank??

I am putting my 10g in my kitchen. My kitchen is seperated by my living room by a half wall that has my cabinets and countertop on the kitchen side...basically you can watch TV from my kitchen...anyway I am thinking a cooking or bar theme would be cute. So far I have looked at tropical margarita glasses for caves:
http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/DiningE...S/Default.aspx

Black sand substrate that I'll probably seal in aquarium epoxy at a later date just to make cleaning easier.

Acrylic ice cubes:
http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Ice-Cu.../dp/B00020OH48

Any ideas??
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #2 
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Hummm, isn't food grade silicon fish-safe? There are all kinds of silicon containers.

Cute idea. I have a 5 gallon in my kitchen I might have to think about some themed items.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #3 
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kitchen-themed?
I'd take wooden ladles and lay them around
As well as wine glasses
and Fiestaware plates (small)
Teacups are good
As well as spoons (no harmful metal)
and if you could get your hands on some "glazed food" decoration made out of fired sculpted, glazed clay, you could put it on the plate ;)
Cute idea though :)
For the background I'd draw or print out a picture of a kitchen, maybe the perspective should be like the tank is on the counter and you're viewing the room from there.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #4 
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Martini glass is a good idea.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #5 
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kitchen-themed?
I'd take wooden ladles and lay them around
As well as wine glasses
and Fiestaware plates (small)
Teacups are good
As well as spoons (no harmful metal)
and if you could get your hands on some "glazed food" decoration made out of fired sculpted, glazed clay, you could put it on the plate ;)
Cute idea though :)
For the background I'd draw or print out a picture of a kitchen, maybe the perspective should be like the tank is on the counter and you're viewing the room from there.
Never put anything with a glaze in your aquarium. I also wouldn't suggest putting anything metal in there.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #6 
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Why nothing with a glaze? Every ceramic aquarium decoration I have seen is glazed...
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #7 
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For bar theme: shot glasses, plastic or glass swizzle sticks, wine stoppers, mini liquor bottles (labels removed or printed on the glass).

For kitchen theme: measuring spoon sets, plastic whisk, plastic cookie cutters. Use a place mat, old cookbook pages/cover or kitchen-themed wallpaper as tank background.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #8 
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Why nothing with a glaze? Every ceramic aquarium decoration I have seen is glazed...
Not all glazes are safe for aquariums and fish. Unless the decoration is specifically rated as aq safe, don't risk it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #9 
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I have used plastic martini glasses before. I put one of those sillicon anemone's inside of the glass and the bettas all LOVED it. I also had one with live amazon sword growing out of it.
One of these kind of plants:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Purple-Silic...item1e6dce5128

and a rustic wood stove for your tank:
http://www.thatpetplace.com/rustic-w...nt-5in-4in-4in
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #10 
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I've read that anything that is food safe is aquarium safe. I'm not sure if this is true, but I have had a coffee cup in my aquarium for the past two years, with no problems. I did it after the cave I bought from the LFS started chipping paint. Anyway, I think it's adorable, as I am a total coffee addict. ;)
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