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Old 07-16-2010, 03:34 AM   #1 
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Question Odd Accessory?

I need a hiding place for Winston.
I'm also broke.


I have a bunch of those little plastic easter eggs that are just sitting around. If I were to clean half of one, and put it in Winston's tank, would that be safe?

Thanks, and if not, do you have any other hiding place ideas? For a couple of my tanks I use plate rocks and lean them against the back. They work well, and Damian and Cameron LOVE them.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:09 AM   #2 
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I've seen some people putting a mug in on the side for a hiding hole. You can put anything in really; just make sure it's not metal, not sharp, clean etc
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #3 
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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.....

I just went to walmart a week or so ago and bought a ceramic toothbrush holder from mainstays that looks like this from the top: 8D

I cleaned it and turned it on it's side in my 5 gallon. I figure this way that even if he's not happy to see his cave, his cave will ALWAYS be happy to see him! XD *buh-dun-tssss*

This is only temporary though as I plan to build a mini-tajmahal for him out of a McCafe domed lid, and an igloo hermit crab cave. =] Can't have a betta named Genie without a mini tajmahal or a lamp as his cave. =P

But yeah. I used the principle that anything food-safe and ceramic would be ok for fish to live in. =]

The best part about it is that it's already stoppered at the bottom so you don't have to worry about your betta going out through the back and getting stuck. =] Also the "eyes" are just big enough for a betta to fit through safely so that's cool too! =]
Oh! and it came in other colors like blue and green but I got white as I ghetto-fied my tank by taping white printer paper to the back of it to make a REALLY cheap and kinda cool looking background for my tank. It looks really nice to me! =]

I'd take pictures but my tank molded (I haven't had genie in it yet. was trying to grow a plant in there and it molded. =[) so it looks really nasty. =[
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:03 PM   #4 
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Well that opens up a ton more options for me! lol I was thinking of using a plain shot glass for one of the tanks some time, but I don't have any un-used ones... *ahem* ... :)

But I'll have to scrub the crap out of one of those eggs and give it a shot!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:57 PM   #5 
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Well that opens up a ton more options for me! lol I was thinking of using a plain shot glass for one of the tanks some time, but I don't have any un-used ones... *ahem* ... :)

But I'll have to scrub the crap out of one of those eggs and give it a shot!
I fully support your use of your shot glasses! =] As long as you do so responsibly. XD Which I'm sure you do. You sound sensible to me. =]

Can't wait to see what it looks like when you set it up! =]
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #6 
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The edge of those eggs are pretty sharp...

Terra cotta planters are under a buck.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #7 
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That's what I was going to say... terra cottas are great. They are cheap and they look great in tanks :)
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:17 AM   #8 
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Good point, I (for some reason) didn't think of that about the eggs! Good save.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:14 AM   #9 
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I know this doesn't have much to do with the topic... but I just wanted to mention I love you're betta's name "Winston"

My betta's name is Walter =)
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:33 AM   #10 
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Haha awesome. :)
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