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Old 10-22-2010, 12:51 PM   #1 
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Terra Cotta - Safe?

Are the plain (unpainted) Terra Cotta pots you find at craft stores safe to put in a fishtank? I ask because I want to give my Betta a hiding spot, but with the way the plants are in his tank I currently don't have anything small enough. The mug I had is too big for the available space. I got to thinking about those small Terra Cotta pots, but I didn't know if it would be safe. I mean, does the Terra Cotta degrade under water? Or would it be OK?

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Old 10-22-2010, 12:58 PM   #2 
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Most people on this forum use those pots. I for one am a huge fan of them, have no idea why though, i just think they look cool haha. The pots are safe to use just make sure you wash throughly before you add it to your tank
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:04 PM   #3 
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Oh good! I definitely will be getting one then. I think it will look nice in my tank, as I have it mostly natural. - Brown/tan gravel with live plants, just a few colored glass marbles.

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No problem I also have the natural gravel like you and it does look quite cool, if I do say so myself haha
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I love the look of them! but I have read on here to plug the hole on the bottom of the pot because fish have gotten sucked into them and stuck.
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #6 
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Ahh yeah forgot to mention that lol, fill it in with aquarium sealant if your worried, all I do is just bury that part into the gravel and then put some gravel in the inside of the pot
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Old 10-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #7 
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No problem I also have the natural gravel like you and it does look quite cool, if I do say so myself haha
I think so too! I actually just posted a picture of my tank in the Pictures forum if you want to check it out. ;)

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I do know to plug the hole, but thanks so much for posting in case I was unaware! Small things like that can make such a big difference for our little fish friends.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:20 PM   #8 
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Yeah, I have one for one of my males and he loves it.. just be sure to cover that hole somehow. (: Mine is half buried in the gravel.
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