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Old 07-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Decoration Question

I've seen in some pictures where some aquariums have a terracotta pot laying on its side.

Are these your basic terracotta pots bought at a garden store? If so, are they safe and do they release any toxins harmful to the fish or affect the water conditions?

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If you use new terracotta pots it should be no problem. Just to be safe I would soak them in clean water for a few days. They are usually used as a substrate to lay eggs on.
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Those pots are also often used for plants to keep the roots from spreading (or in no substrate discus tanks).

I'd agree with the above that soaking for a few days is a good idea, but they'd probably be safe from the store. Really, a one week soak shouldn't be difficult though.
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As long as they are new and unused, a simple rinse is all it'll take for you to pop 'em in the tank.
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