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So I just got a new ill castle for my cheekie but I read an article about them smelling funny. I rinsed the ornament and it kinda smells like plastic, like a new toy or somthing. I just wanna know if its safe? It's made by PENN PLAX any one heard anything bad about their products?
 

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Not so good things have been reported lately about pennplax. If you use the ornament watch out for the paint bubbling. Bad smelling plastic ornaments is not necessarily a problem.
 

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I think there is a spray you can get to seal it before putting it in your tank
 

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I have an ornament made by Penn-Plax as well that had a strong plastic odor. I soaked it in boiling water for about an hour, hour an half. Then I rinsed it off in cold water and soaked again in room temperature. Now I only smell the plastic on the inside which isn't very strong at all, only if you are picking it out. I put it in my aquarium and haven't had any problems!
 

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Is Abercrombie just spamming this post or all of the threads? I am reporting it...
 

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Is Abercrombie just spamming this post or all of the threads? I am reporting it...
I'm confused about the links randomly in the middle of his replies...is it just me that can see them? One is for shoes and boots or something and the other is for camera cards, I'm not sure :-?
 

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It seems like this member is genuinely responding to threads, but then there are two advertisements mixed up in each message....

I know that this board has advertising, like your last post had a link in the words "the middle", but his/her links are random and have nothing to do with what (s)he is typing...
 

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Hmm, I agree. I don't want to take away from the purpose of this thread so I hope a mod can figure out what's going on!
 

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It was a SPAMBOT programmed to go into threads or start threads and insert links. Always report them so the mods can ban them.
Wow that's interesting, I'll be sure to report one if I see it.

Thanks yeah I tried soaking it in very hot water now the smell is almost completely gone
Great! I'm glad it worked :)
 

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I don't see the point of a spambot. I doubt it generates much business for the links they post :sarcastic:

Aslo, did you do a search to find the name of the spray stuff people use to seal their aquarium decor?
 

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Try doing a search in the forum for aquarium sealant
 

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Here I think this is the stuff: Krylon Clear You have to let it dry for 24-48 hours to be extra safe and I think someone said something about soaking it after it has been coated... Maybe contact Skyewillow or Stone with a private message or make a thread asking what to soak in and how long.
 

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Sorry for so many posts, but here is more info from SkyeWillow:

Hot water is suspected to cause the sealing coat to degrade and release toxins into the water. Bleach CAN be used in low doses, but needs soaking in dechlorinated water afterwards.

Vinegar is a good product to use, since it sterilizes but isn't harsh. Again, ornaments cleaned with this product need to be rinsed.

When something has a strong scent, it means that there's chemicals causing that scent, and it's slowly diffusing into the water. Similar to how Carbon Monoxide would diffuse into the air of a house, causing toxicity.

If you're really worried about it, just take it out of your tank real quick, take a quick sniff. If it smells like water, or like a lake, it's fine, but if it smells like paint, or chemicals, then either toss, or reseal.

Originally Posted by Perseusmom
Hey Skye I have never used the krylon fusion and was wondering if it has any odor to and which type do you use to spray on the decorations ? I was thinking of trying some...Thanks.

Originally Posted by Perseusmom
Hey Skye I have never used the krylon fusion and was wondering if it has any odor to and which type do you use to spray on the decorations ? I was thinking of trying some...Thanks.

I used the clear coat. IF it works there is no smell after soaking
 
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