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Old 07-25-2013, 01:36 AM   #1 
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Perler Bead decor

I got pretty fed up with toxic decor, and I was trying to figure out some way to make my own, and not getting any ideas. I was in the closet, looking through my buckets, boxes and tanks worth of stuff to see what I could do for Gruffalo, because he's started tailbiting since his castle went toxic, and i stumble across my fiance's bucket of perler beads.

It mentions aquarium use on the lid of the bucket, so I had to look it up, and the first hit google had, was this thread.

So, I've decided to give it a shot, if others have used it before, and they're advertised as aquarium safe, being PVC, I'm willing to bet that they can't be any worse than what we've been buying.

So far, I've made The Gruffalo a house for his "fairy garden". These perler beads are super buoyant, I had to weigh this down with rocks, and still had to literally wedge it into place to get it to stay put.





He likes it so much, he had to guard it from the camera




I made the doorway big enough for my thumb to fit through, so it's definitely big enough for The Gruffalo to get in


and out.


Lazarus also got a feeding ring that was less tacky looking.


I'll be keeping a close eye on these, and I'll let everyone know how they work out.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #2 
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Oh, Lord, in my next life I want to be creative!
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #3 
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Thank you. I can try to mail you some of mine. Sometimes my brain goes WAY over the top! I think it's my ADHD that does it too. lol

Currently, The Gruffalo is in his cottage. ^_^

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I'm sure you're very creative too, probably in a much more practical manner too.

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Wow! Those are awesome! I'm glad to see that your bettas like their new decor so much!
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #5 
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You should make and sell these! They are AWESOME!
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Skye that cottage is so adorable and Gruffalo looks like he is in love with it, what a great idea you came up with I love it
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #7 
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You should make and sell these! They are AWESOME!
I would, but I hated every tedious minute of the making of it! I'm thrilled with the results though, something safe for my fish that makes him feel more secure.

I may make a couple more (I have a few more boys needing hides), and I'll just have to tinker with it.

Also, Thank you Bettalover and Perseusmom!! ^_^
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #8 
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #9 
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Those are totally cute!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #10 
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thank you!!

I'm considering making a few and selling them. It'll give me something else to do. lol
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