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  1. Best Decorations to Buy?

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    I am starting my up my Betta tank and I need to get decorations, I already have slik plants but I need hardscape I want to get decorations that won't hurt the Betta's fins I know that you can use panty hose to test the surface what kind of panty hose is recommended? and is there any brands or...
  2. Where can I get Lava Rocks?

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    I want to decorate my 3 gallon cube with small lava rocks. They help keep the water clean, look nice, and plants readily attach to them. I want to pick and choose specific rocks, if possible, because they are for decoration. I only need a few so I don't want to buy a whole bag of them from...
  3. Recommended Silk plants?

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    Hello! I'm very new to betta fish keeping. My fish Robbie is in a 2.5 gallon heated tank. I was wondering if you guys could recommend some cheap silk plants for me? I don't think i have the time to keep up real plants and I don't have a lot of money, but I want to give Robbie some better plants...
  4. Tank Decorating Ideas? Suggestions Welcome!

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    I set up a three gallon halfmoon tank I got for $10 secondhand, but have no idea how I want to decorate it. The three tall plants work well, and Gallifrey (the CT) seems to like them just fine. However, I wouldn't mind getting a centerpiece hide for the tank. I was hoping to find a nice piece of...
  5. Ornament Problems!

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    Hey everyone! I just wanted to warn people about this particular PetSmart ornament. I've picked it up since it was on sale, but god, it's not worth it. It looks pretty enough, and has large holes that can get the bettas to play without getting stuck, but it's got VERY sharp edges that damaged by...
  6. Silicone plants

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    So I bought a silicone plant online, for an aquarium. When I got it, it has that siliconey smell. I soaked it in hot water for a few hours, and even soaked it in some vinegar, but the smell is still there. Is it okay to put in the tank? Will the smell be harmful?
  7. Substitute for Krylon Clear Fusion

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    So I don't know why, but I can not find Krylon Fusion Clear spray paint in Calgary, like there are many stores that sell Krylon Fusion, but not clear. And to buy on Amazon is $30. Does anyone use a different brand of clear spray paint for their decorations?
  8. safe for tank?

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    Hey, so i want to add some of my flare to Poseidon's tank. And i have these little guys. The are the toppers for the children cups at the movie theatre. Rango and Toothless they are plastic with no sharp edges. any thoughts? If feel its not safe, should i do something to make them safe? They are...
  9. Uuughhhh

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    Why is the only good Titanic wreckage decoration $45!? Not including shipping. :(
  10. Sealing unsafe ornaments?

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    So I got a castle for my betta, but within a couple of weeks, the paint started chipping off, so I took it out of the tank. I really like it, though, and so did my fish, so I didn't throw it away. I read somewhere that you can use silicone to coat unsafe decorations. Any suggestions on the best...
  11. Driftwood. . .

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    So I'm still relatively new to the aquarium world, so this maybe silly. Driftwood. Can I uses any ol'driftwood? I live 2 minutes from Provo Canyon and could easily find some. I've hear of boiling to get so something out of it, would that be an ok thing to do? If getting any driftwood is not ok...
  12. Aeration for Betta Tank

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    Hello! I keep my betta, "Peri" in a 5 gallon tank with some ghost shrimp friends and a live coconut husk plant. I recently bought a very small under the gravel aeration bubbler for the tank and my betta hated it! It seemed to stress him out and he hid in a small corner of the tank. I did tie a...
  13. making my own tank decorations

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    Ok I think this is the right forum to post this. Any way I want to try making my own tank decorations since I like bright colors and want a alternative to the cookie cutter decorations that are every where. I want to use polymer clay as I already have some and work with it. I even have an etsy I...
  14. Putting moss I found on the ground outside?

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    Today, I put moss that can be found at the side of house from the ground onto the 5 gallon aquarium with my Betta Fish in it. I rinsed it before putting in the tank. Is the moss safe even if it comes from my backyard? Is it dangerous?
  15. Betta at bottom of tank breathing heavily

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    My betta got stuck in a decoration I had in his tank. He had been stuck in it for about a day until my dad came home to smash the decoration and get him free, now he is just laying on the bottom of the tank breathing heavily. Is there anything I should do besides just letting him recuperate...
  16. Non-toxic betta toys/hiding areas?

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    What are some good ideas for betta fish toys they'd love to play with that are absolutely harmless and non toxic for betta fish? (I've tried searching this topic before and on youtube, it's a little difficult to find). It'll be nice to include some ideas that are great for low income people...
  17. Bamboo in my tank?

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    So I heard Bamboo was semi aquatic, and that you could put it in your tank so long as the leaves were out of the water. I'd like to replant my bamboo plant that I've had a year or so, and wanted second opinions on it since I'm not very familiar with live plants in aquariums (or plants in...
  18. Cheaper Alternatives?

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    I'm hoping to start a lovely sorority in my 50g tank and while I have enough to get the stuff I have to have, like heater and all that, I may be coming up a bit short on decorations/plants. So I'm hoping there may be some cheaper alternatives, like I've seen people use coffee mugs and...
  19. are natural seashells safe?

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    Are natural seashells & sand dollars safe for Betta environments? I've some pretty ones, but I don't wanna add anything to Argo's environment unless I know if its 100 percent safe. Thanks.
  20. Custom-made ceramic tank decor?

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    I was browsing the Betta homes sticky and got an idea... Lots of people decorate their tanks with store-bought decor, which gets old and cliche. But I wonder how many people would love to have custom decor for their tanks? I have daily access to the ceramics lab at my school and I possess the...