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Old 01-05-2014, 04:49 AM   #1
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Hey guys. Nature has been trashed, Boone can deny litter is everywhere. I want to capture that in my new 20 long. How would I go about sterilizing something like a beer bottle. What's the risk here. every water change pour it out to kill deadspots... .. Dark or clear bottles.

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I think a dark bottle would "look" better IMO. I know when brewing that clear bottles were preferred so you could see anything wrong / growth on the glass.
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Should I be worried about a pleco going in, and getting hurt because the water doesn't exchange In the bottle...


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Should I be worried about a pleco going in, and getting hurt because the water doesn't exchange In the bottle...


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IMO I'd rinse it out each water change to get rid of any poop. I suspect if he doesn't like conditions, he won't go in there but can't say for sure. Could be a risk, what about a jam bottle or an old bottle with wider mouth perhaps?
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IMO I'd rinse it out each water change to get rid of any poop. I suspect if he doesn't like conditions, he won't go in there but can't say for sure. Could be a risk, what about a jam bottle or an old bottle with wider mouth perhaps?





I like the jam bottle. Is there anyway I could coat the label to waterproof it?





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I'm honestly not sure if anyone else may know? I have used clear silicon glue on bricks ages ago but could well have been just lucky.
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I'm thinking some type of clear epoxy might be the go. You would need to check the product to make sure it's safe for aquarium use

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I know i don't wana use aquarium silicone. Seen some threads here and there on krylon brand spray paint being ok underwater. The only part that really needs the coat is the label area really. Don't wana out something bad in the tank though, I like my ecosystem haha


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Why not find an old coke bottle that has the coke logo designed into the glass. I have seen several of these types.

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Why not find an old coke bottle that has the coke logo designed into the glass. I have seen several of these types.

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that's actually a great idea.... Good thinking








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