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Old 08-27-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
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Are LEGOs aquarium safe?

I have had this small LEGO motorboat which my sister got from a Happy Meal sitting on my desk for years. Then I thought: this would look cool half buried in the sand like a shipwreck!

There are no metal parts like prop axles attached to the plastic which might corrode, as least far as I can tell it's all plastic. So if I clean the bricks thoroughly, is this safe to put in my tank?
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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I'd say if you clean it very well (without soap) that you shouldn't have a problem. Just make sure you clean all the nuk and crannies of it.
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They should be ok. Remember little kids stick lego's in their mouths all the time, and the only issue is a choking hazzard. As long as you don't have a large oscar in there, it should be fine.
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They should be ok. Remember little kids stick lego's in their mouths all the time
That's the first thing I thought too!

Have fun getting the legos to sink! You'll probably have to take the ship apart and reassemble it underwater so there's no air trapped in the hollow bricks.
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Have fun getting the legos to sink!
That's what I thought too. The other thing is you can glue it to some kind of base and weigh the base down with gravel.
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make your substrate entirely out of the single pieces of lego lol
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:22 PM   #7
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That would be REALLY cool to have a solid lego tank.
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LMAO @ THIS THREAD !!!!
haha if u wash it it will be fine,
just remember that the algea will grow inbetween everything, so in a few months time you'll pretty much either need to throw it away or painstakingly clean every piece inside and out.
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Since I have corys in the tank, it should be interesting. I plan of burying the boat in the sand. Of course the corys have a habit of digging everything in the tank...

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Something no one has mentioned you'll nee to build it underwater to keep the air out -Anne
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