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Old 05-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #1 
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clay pots safe?

finally got all the accents,gravel and artificial plants for jaws new tank decor, but i found everything but a nice hide out spot for him, thinking about going to home depot and picking up a small/ medium size clay pot like this

http://www.amazon.com/New-England-Po...4437104&sr=8-2

are they safe? anything i should do before hand?

was think bout placing it open end down and cutting a door and open the top ? or just placing it on its side?
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #2 
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They are safe. Just make sure to wash them well. Also, you must plug up the drainage hole or your'e fish could get stuck and die. I recommend using aquarium safe silicone (found at pet stores) and siliconing rocks into the drainage hole. PVC pipe ( not ABS) is also good for a cave, and you won't have to plug anything up.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #3 
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Terra Cotta pots are fine, a lot of people put them in their tanks. I'd go with Home Depot or Lowes, you can get them cheap.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #4 
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They are safe. Just make sure to wash them well. Also, you must plug up the drainage hole or your'e fish could get stuck and die. I recommend using aquarium safe silicone (found at pet stores) and siliconing rocks into the drainage hole. PVC pipe ( not ABS) is also good for a cave, and you won't have to plug anything up.

pvc pipes really? had no idea, thats great and perfect with look am going for , am pick up one of them it goes with the black/white tank theme am goin for

http://www.hobbysubmarines.com/images/pvc_elbow.jpg

pvc elbow thank you
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 
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i got a 3 pack of terra cotta pots for my tank perfect fish size for a $1 at the dollar store.. no problems and they have been in the tanks 4 months now
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #6 
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bought the pot, but put the pvc pipe in his tank

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:44 PM   #7 
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I use terracotta clay pots in all my tanks! I use a chisel to break the bottom to make it bigger so the fish don't get stuck in the hole! I also soak them overnight in dechlorinated water just as a precaution!
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I use terracotta clay pots in all my tanks! I use a chisel to break the bottom to make it bigger so the fish don't get stuck in the hole! I also soak them overnight in dechlorinated water just as a precaution!
That is what I do also. But, I also sand the edges where I broke it out to make sure there is nothing sharp. Clay sands very easily.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #9 
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Just wash em
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Just wash em
I just rinse them in straight hot water.
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