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Old 03-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Target Cheese Ball Jar home?

I was wondering if I could use this big jar that use to be filled with cheese balls from Target as a home for my new betta. It's an extremely large jar.(& it is now empty) We have a tiny filter that I'm planning on putting in it as well as gravel and a heater.

I was wondering if it would be safe to clean the jar excessively and if it would be safe for my fish.
and if it is, how would I go about cleaning the jar to make sure it is safe?

Here's a picture of the jar.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #2 
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I personally wouldn't use it, but that's me.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #3 
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I don't see why not. It was made for food so the plastic should be non toxic.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #4 
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I can't see it, but it should be fine. I know some people use large jars that cookies come in that are plastic. But make sure the heater does not touch the sides or bottom of the jar. It may melt the plastic.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #5 
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How would I clean the jar so that it will remove the excess crums and stuff?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #6 
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rinse in hot water, then white vinegar, which will cut the grease. Do that until it's clean, and before you add water for the fish, rinse several times in hot water.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #7 
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I can't see the picture, but I want to!
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:08 PM   #8 
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Should be fine after you clean it. My only worry is that it would be hard to clean with such a small opening but as long as you can get your hands in it you should be fine.

Heaters don't melt plastic so don't worry about that. If they got hot enough to melt plastic the fish would have severe burns on them every time they brushed past the heater.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #9 
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I don't see why not. It was made for food so the plastic should be non toxic.
Ummm no, I would NOT base plastic safety on it being for food. There was a Star Wars plate/bowl/cup set that was given to my son as a gift. It was a number 7 plastic, which is not really safe for anything and definitely not safe for food. You have to look at what number the plastic it is before it is deemed safe.

Also, unless the plastic is BPA free, it will still leech chemicals into food/water.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:11 PM   #10 
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I remember last year someone posted a picture of their betta in this jar... it looked really nice with the gravel and decorations and it's a super cheap option for a home.
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