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?
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.
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.