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
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.