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Old 01-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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My daughter is very crafty. She also loves the fish tank. For Christmas she got a pottery kit that includes "air dry" clay. Would this be safe in a fish tank?

It would be a fun father/daughter project to make our own "cichlid stones" or a cave or something but obviously don't want to harm my fish.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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My daughter is very crafty. She also loves the fish tank. For Christmas she got a pottery kit that includes "air dry" clay. Would this be safe in a fish tank?

It would be a fun father/daughter project to make our own "cichlid stones" or a cave or something but obviously don't want to harm my fish.

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A clay pot or terra cotta pot is safe for fish (have one in my cichlid tank) Don't boil the rocks though will explode I just put baking soda on mine and wash GOOD!! Heard something about vinegar test with rocks seeing if vinegar bubbles or not to see if safe.
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Yeah I've heard clay pots are safe but what about the make your ow pottery with air dry clay? Anybody know?
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Perhaps you could call the company that makes it. They may be able to give you some info. My gut tells me no its not safe but its just a gut feeling.
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I doubt it, but polymer clay like sculpey is safe once it has cured. It is excellent clay and comes in about a zillion colors, so I'm sure you could figure out some cool project with it. Air dry just seems like it wouldn't hold up underwater, and I fear it would dissolve and poison your fish.
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Ok thanks guys. I didn't think so but just wanted to see what you all thought. Thanks.
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