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Old 03-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #1 
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Can I sand down sharp edges on aquarium housing?

My male betta has a Spongebob house that he adores. The problem is on the inside of the openings the edges are rough and sort of sharp. Can I sand those down? I'm just concerned as soon as I start sanding some sort of protective coating might come off and the house might become toxic. I honestly don't know what it's made out of, it's this one

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #2 
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My male betta has a Spongebob house that he adores. The problem is on the inside of the openings the edges are rough and sort of sharp. Can I sand those down? I'm just concerned as soon as I start sanding some sort of protective coating might come off and the house might become toxic. I honestly don't know what it's made out of, it's this one

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oh i have the pineapple. i think they are made out out of a resin so i suppose you can try to sand them.

yep they are

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Oh good, I figured it was either resin or molded PVC. I was just hoping there wasn't a coating on it protecting the fish from some toxic junk. I have the pineapple as well but it's a bit too small for my gang so I'm saving that for my shrimp tank I'll be doing in a few weeks. Thank you for the response!
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That's funny! I have the same house and was thinking the same thing. I would go for it, those edges are kinda rough!

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That's funny! I have the same house and was thinking the same thing. I would go for it, those edges are kinda rough!

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yeah the spongebob pineapple isnt really something i'd like to swim through, but my fish have not hurt themselves on it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #6 
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Well the sharpest edges just chipped off with little issue. I wet sanded the rest and rinsed it real well. Softened up the edges nicely so hopefully all is well now:)
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