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Old 03-31-2011, 07:16 PM   #1 
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Question Is tin foil OK for fishtanks?

i've decided to start teaching my betta tricks. and i am planning on making things like hoops out of Tinfoil. and tunnels and things, but first, i need to make sure that it wont hurt my fish. he's a single crowntail in a 10 gallon.

Now, i can boil the tin foil, to get rid of any residue from touching it. but, after all of that, is it okay? if it's not okay for long periods of time, is it safe for short periods?
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:27 AM   #2 
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I would just not do it. There are many things added to tin foil that will leach, even if you boil it (which you just plain shouldnt do!)

Long or short periods of time, I would say do not allow it in there.

If you want a small hoop-like thing, go to the hardware store and get a piece of PVC pipe that goes over the pipes to attach them Its thick but has a large, open space. Once cleaned with scalding water, it should be fine in the tank for as long as you desire.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #3 
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Something like this, they come in tons of thicknesses, some so thin they look like hoops!

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1345&bih=583
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Alright. Thanks :]
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #5 
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Or you could just buy a FISH TRANING HOOP from your LFS for about 1-2 dollars.... (just wondering, why should you never boil tin foil?)
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:17 PM   #6 
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i use the plastic ring off some plastic measuring spoons. i used it for a while to teach Cup to go through the hoop, but realized it wasn't good for that, cause it floats. now, i use it for Theo's food. o3o he knows exactly where to go for feeding. where ever the hoop is, food comes. :3
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #7 
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Its just not a good idea to boil things not meant to be boiled. And those kits are not at all common in most stores.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:29 PM   #8 
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Ive seen them at pet smart, petco, the local nursery, petland, petworld, pet universe, capture the sea.......
and all over the internet when looking at fish stuff.
BAAM!! what now!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:32 PM   #9 
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Ive seen them at pet smart, petco, the local nursery, petland, petworld, pet universe, capture the sea.......
and all over the internet when looking at fish stuff.
BAAM!! what now!
I wish there was an age limit on this site because of things like this.

Just because places around you offer them, it doesnt mean that all or even most places do.
Also, they cost only a few dollars. To ship from the internet, thats at least five more dollars. Which makes it nonsensical to purchase from.

So. "BAAM", Irish dancing man, what now?

How about you stop doing that, for one, and not do that again :/
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #10 
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Its called a joke!! Did you notice the laughing guy?? and with big chains like Petsmart and Petco, if its on their website most stores have it.
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