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Old 10-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #1 
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Lightbulb suggestions on a DIY fish decore.

I was planing to divide my 10g tank into two 5g half. along with this and the new betta i was planning to buy a new little toy one of the half (i already have an old toy sitting in the middle of my 10g tank) however seeing that they are way overpriced at LPS i was planing to get some rocks from around school (they are smooth white oval shaped rocks) and glue them together with something (idk what i can use) to make a littlecave or an arch for my new betta that i wanna buy.. any suggestions on what else i can use to make a decoration (i dont want to use a coffee mug).. and if the rocks are good how can i clean them.. is bleach ok? or do i boil them? or just simply rinse them? thank you for the help in advance
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #2 
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Boil the rocks. Use aquarium silicone to bond them together.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #3 
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ty ollief9 thats what i told my friend but she argued with bleach and ty for clarifying what to use to bond them wasent sure if it would work but ty for the clarification
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Boiling rocks isn't a good idea.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...il-rocks-7424/

I put rocks in a bowl and pour hot water over top of them and let them soak for awhile then I scrub them really well and lay them out to dry in the sun for a day or two.
Make sure the white rock isn't limestone, It could mess with your PH.

You can use coconuts, legos, mugs, terra cotta pots and I have even seen a few people use PVC pipe as caves..I use glass jars from olives and such and I cover it in aquarium glue and stick the gravel around it so it blends in with the gravel. :)
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:53 PM   #5 
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ohhh ok ty
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #6 
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Boiling rocks isn't a good idea.
You can use coconuts, legos, mugs, terra cotta pots and I have even seen a few people use PVC pipe as caves..I use glass jars from olives and such and I cover it in aquarium glue and stick the gravel around it so it blends in with the gravel. :)
You can use legos? =O No concern of plastic leaking chemicals or anything?
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #7 
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no concerns with leaching. lego's work. tried it in my guppy tank with 200 endler fry. they loved their castle. kept it in six months as an experiment for leaching and things like that.
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Derp, I looked it up on Google shortly after XD I don't think Legos would work with any of my tanks now, but in the future I'd love to have a castle or something =D
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