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Old 11-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #1 
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plastic tanks okay for bettas?

I heard plastic tanks can put chemicals into the water... is it true? I had a betta in a plastic tank and it seems that ever since I switched him into a glass one he has been doing better....
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #2 
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I use plastic storage bins with success. I think plastic #5 is what I use. Most of mine are just plastuc tubs.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #3 
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I've never had a problem with plastic tanks or kritter keepers. Since they are intended for livestock they are usually made of safe plastics, as are containers intended for food/drink.

Where you can run into trouble is plastic toys or decorations that weren't intended to be in an aquarium.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:23 PM   #4 
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yea I was talking about the plastic type like critter keepers... the only problem is that plastic scratches easily...
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:32 PM   #5 
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Well those are made for animals, so they're safe to use. Though yeah, one of the cons is that they scratch easily.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:35 PM   #6 
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One time i was taking pictures and put my camera lens right to the plastic and I was sliding it around. Not a good idea. lol.

But my critter keeper is doing great. I was worried at first putting a heater in it, but everything is working perfectly :]
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #7 
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I have had no problems with myt critter keepers.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #8 
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o, alright then, thank you
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