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Old 09-12-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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DIY Fish Tank Ornaments - Questions...

Ok so I am a little tight on money but I managed to get a hold of a Ten gallon tank for the two bettas I am going to be housing. I made a divider myself and it seems it is going to work out very nicely!

But i was hoping to save some more money and be able to make a nice realistic looking tank. So I was wondering if there is anything I can get for cheap that would make an awesome tank!

I read up a bit I was going to use rocks But from the sound of it I don't know if that is safe or not. So I am looking for any advice at all really. :p

I Do have Aquarium safe Silicon so I can use that for something!
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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what do you want the tank to look like? a lot of people use silk plants from the craft stores. just have to make sure there is no metal in them.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #3
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You can use silk plants from craft Stores. O.o That would be so much cheaper if I use coupons!!!
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Does anyone know anything about rock?
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go to the land scaping places to get them cheap.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #6
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Hmm Sounds like a great idea! Thanks! Do they sell slate?
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Any other idea anyone has?
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If you have any old plant pots or other old pottery that you want to break up (and make sure there were never any chemicals used on them) - you can make a cave or other hiding spots with broken plant-pots.

In general - if it's something that:

1. Won't Rust
2. Doesn't contain any harmful chemicals
3. Won't leech any chemicals into the water
4. Isn't so sharp that it could hurt the fish

It can be used in an aquarium.
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yup i used granite slate a tiny pot and bought a plant u could also buy a pvc pipe and glue gravel to it since you want to use ur silicone lol
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i just grabbed some rocks outta the back yard. soaked in water for a while to see if it changed the ph at all and if it doesnt i use them.
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