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Widower
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:22    Post subject: Plastic Reply with quote

I was wondering if you can put plastic into fish tanks.
I searched my shed, garage and garden for hard (china?) flower pots,
but could only find plastic, little pots.
I was wondering if I could use these in my tank?
What should I do to them if I can?
Just wash them in hot water?
Thanks in advanced.
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Mario
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Location: New York, NY, USA

PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plastic should be completely inert. I would just was the pots to make sure you don't introduce any nasties into your tank.
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Widower
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, thats cool that I can use them Smile
What do you mean by Inert Embarassed lol
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, sorry, it's lab-speak for "doesn't give of any chemicals to its environment".
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh thats great! Thank you Mario Smile
You've been a great help
Don't suppose you have any clue about my Powerhead post? hehe
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kdjoergensen
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PostPosted: 2003.08.14(Thu)8:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

By Inert is probably meant that there is no leaching (such as calcium carbonate) which you may find with limestone for example...

Before adding these pots to the tank, wash them in a 10% bleach solution (1 part bleach to 9 parts water). All you have to do is to dip them into the solution for a few seconds so all surfaces are covered. Then empty the solution water and rinse the pots under clean running water several times to remove bleach residues..

The above is a good way to disinfect anything non-living to be added to your tank. If you use a lighter (1 to 20) bleach solution you can even dip your life plants (foilage only.. not roots), rise and add to your tank.
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