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Old 06-16-2009, 06:53 PM   #1 
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Exclamation How unsafe is this?

I've been looking around for small 1-2 gallon glass bowls and I found some for a good price. The only problem is, they are at a craft store.
I was wondering if it would be a problem to use something bought at a craft store.
If it needs to be deep cleaned, I can use some bleach, rinse A TON, and set it out in the sun for a couple of days.
Also, I was wondering if I could use pebbles, rocks, the like from a craft store as well. I could boil them or bleach them, rinse, and set out in the sun for a couple of days as well.

I just want to know the risks involved, if there are any. Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:18 PM   #2 
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Um. I really don't think you're supposed to use anything that isn't purchased from a pet store or a fish store.

Google it and find out.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:24 PM   #3 
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I don't think it would be that bad, the only thing is to make sure that it could hold the water without breaking, because if it broke that would be quite bad.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #4 
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The bowls should be fine just rinse them, for the most part glass is glass. I dont know if I would get the gravel though because they might be painted or something.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:17 PM   #5 
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They are designed to hold water, but that is understandable.
The rocks are actually regular river rocks. I didn't think about them being painted though.
Thanks for the help, even if it's conflicting. lol.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:34 AM   #6 
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Anyone else want to contribute with their input? :)
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:48 AM   #7 
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I would think it would be fine. I mean glass is glass. But I'd probably not use the pebbles or rocks from the craft store. Like it was said before, I'd be afraid they were painted or something.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:00 AM   #8 
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Thanks again for the help. I'm still going back and forth with the idea. I'm thinking about getting it for Spike. Something bigger then what he has now, just not too big so he won't feel secure.
There are other ideas I have for it as well. I wish my hubby would be on board more with my fish enthusiasm! :P
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:08 AM   #9 
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I agree with Ion. The glass bowl should be fine, but I would stay away from the rocks.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #10 
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I used vases from a craft store before with no problem. My first 2 bettas were housed in those vases. I also used glass rocks and glass votives from a craft store and never had any problem.
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