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Old 10-19-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Clay pots for cichlids

Could I get some small to medium size clay pots from walmart and use for my cichlids? If so how do I clean them?
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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I have small ceramic pots from lowes in mine. And I just used really hot water and scrubbed them down and repeated that a few times. Seem just fine.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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Alright cool thank you!
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Okay I was just reading on Setting up a lake Malawi tank and it said when u r putting big rocks in the tanks u should put EEG crates down then set the rocks up in them so they won't fall then cover EEG crates with sand or gravel. EEG crates really that won't mess with the water quality or leave nasty stuff in water?
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yeah egg crate is usually put down to distribute the weight over a larger area rather than put pressure points on the glass. It's safe, it's plastic, and it's found in the hardware store in the ceiling section because it's actually a plastic light diffuser that they put into recessed fluorescent ceiling fixtures.
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I've never heard of that, cool. Learn something new everyday...
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #7
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That is pretty cool.
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With regard to the pots you get, please be sure they have no glazing on them.
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So I just need to get the plain clay pots?
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Indeed you do.......

If you want to explore another option, check out Cichlid Stones

These are great fun for many species of fish and I had great luck with my fish spawning in them.
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