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Old 08-15-2014, 04:48 PM   #1 
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Talking What NON-fish made items are safe?

Ok so im a bit of a DIY-er, so i was curious to know what items that are not made specifically for fish, are safe for them? like paints, adhesives, plastics, etc? I think it would be handy to make a list of items that ARE safe, since i believe there is a list of things that are not safe. Such as:

Paint
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:06 PM   #2 
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Im curious too!

Things i do know off the top are PVC pipes and terra cotta pots! Those seem pretty standard tho

Cant wait 2 see what creative things others know about!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:07 PM   #3 
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SAFE:
Substrates:
Black Diamond Blasting Grit 'sand' (coal slag)
Pool Filter Sand
Most 'Play Sand'

Glues:
2 Part Epoxy (once fully cured)
100% Silicone
Hot Glue (but it doesn't work well)

Caves tubes dividers etc:
PVC Pipe
Terra Cotta Flower Pots (unglazed, unpainted)
Solo Cups
Vinyl Siding
Food safe cups, mugs etc.
Plastic Craft Canvas (needlepoint canvas)
BPA free plastic bottles
Glass drinking glasses


Styrofoam is safe so far as chemicals go, but if bits break off, and are eaten by the fish, it can kill them.

On all of these make sure you sand down or cover over scratchy surfaces.
I'm sure other people can add more!
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #4 
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I have heard people using aquarium sealant and making houses out of craft mesh. Then, I have heard of people making caves out of beads and aquarium sealant, and caves out of river rocks and aquarium sealant.
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I don't recommend hot glue because it tends to fall apart once in water for a period of time. I recommend using aquarium sealant. You can buy large bottles of it online or a smaller ones in stores (my petco carries it). Use that as glue.

What I like to do is get some stones or rocks and use the AQ sealant to build a rock bridge or cave or some other rock form. I like natural looking tanks so I tend to stay away from things that don't look too natural. But this is my taste, yours might be different.

Otherwise, +1 to blue nail.

Also here is the link to the DIY decorations thread

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ighlight=Decor
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:34 PM   #6 
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thanks guys! im sorry if there was already a thread on this topic... i didnt think to do a search first! >_<
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hahaha its fine :)

I just thought I would link you to it so you can get some ideas!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:08 PM   #8 
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hahaha its fine :)

I just thought I would link you to it so you can get some ideas!
thank you! my brother makes perler bead stuff... maybe he can make me some stuff. :P the craft mesh is a great idea.
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