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Old 07-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Sculpey clay decorations

Am planning on making some clay terraces to make built up areas of sand in my new tank. I know sculpey is safe for aquarium use after it is oven cured, but are there any additional steps to make it safe? Should it be soaked in water for a while after it is dried?
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Anyone? Is baking them enough to "cure" the pieces or do they need to be soaked and rinsed for a while?
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Curing alone is probably good enough since the heat from the baking process should kill any germs. If you're really worried about it not being enough, spray it with vinegar and then let it soak in hot water overnight, then do a final rinse with hot water and it should be just fine. What brand of sculpey did you use?
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I saw this form and wondered, I have kultz clay which is polymer clay, is that aquarium safe to use for caves
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Any polymer clay is safe. I used the same brand, I think. Started with a K.
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oh, but wont the colors mess with the ph?
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I'm sure you can find some paints that are fish friendly. A little research won't hurt.
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It doesn't matter what color the clay is, it's stable once baked. It shouldn't leach anything regardless of the color.
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I just ordered about 2 lbs of sculpey myself and I'm thinking about making a DIY. Perhaps a coral bubbler. :3
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