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Default Plastic and Shelves

So i have some object made out of plastic, rubber-plasticish. I was wondering if i could put him in my tank, or is the materials he is made out of will affect the water?

Secondly, how do you make shelves in the tank? what do you use? what materials? And how do you glue it onto the tank, with what type of glue?

Thank you in advance!
10 gallon: Female Cambodian Betta, 2 cories
20 gallon: planning to put some livebearers
Outside Pond: empty for the winter
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Default Re: Plastic and Shelves

Hard to tell if it will be safe or not and depends where it came from but if it is just plastic/rubber it should be OK. Check this thread, which lists some hints on decor not specifically meant for tanks. http://www.tropicalfishforum.net/showthread.php?t=1902

I'm sure others are better at DIY than I am and will give more advice about making shelves. Depending on how big you want it and what you want to use it for....did you want to make a shelf out of rocks or wood etc. this may have a bearing on what material you may need. Are you thinking of attaching it to the glass or other decor Pwat? you should be able to get aquarium glue and sealants (if needed) from the lfs.

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