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Postby Leradema on Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:05 pm

I put a nice dark green coffee mug in my tank as a cave. My algea eater and snails love to hide and chill out inside there.

It costs nothing and looks great.

Have a nice day all!

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Postby Pollux on Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:49 pm

good idea, but how do you know if the glaze on the ceramic is safe?
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Postby Leradema on Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:14 pm

Well it's been in there since October and they're all happy and healty, so I assume it's same. Wouldn't it have to be if it's supposed to be used for humans to drink out of?
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Postby pbgroupie on Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:30 pm

If the mug was labeled food safe, then it is certainly safe for snails. The glazes with high contents of lead (at least in the US) have a warning not to use it for food.
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Postby Pollux on Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:38 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank you so much Leradema
and pbgroupie! i never thought of that, stupid me :iambetter: . a whole new source of tank decor has just been opened up to me :D.
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Postby badflash on Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:08 pm

I'm using clay pots cut in half. I love the look.
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Postby pbgroupie on Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:56 pm

I love that look, especially with some crystalwort (ricci) or java moss growing on top.
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Postby Pollux on Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:59 pm

ooooooo very nice :yes:
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Postby badflash on Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:16 pm

Yes, riccia and even java moss will attach to terra cotta. I can't do that with crays though, they eat it too quickly.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:32 am

Badflash, are those small pots or big crayfish?
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Postby badflash on Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:58 am

I have both. You can cut pots to any size you want.
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Postby badflash on Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:16 pm

Annie- I mis-read your question. Those are fairly big crayfish. They are albino P. Alleni. That is the same species as the blue florida crays that are more common. True albino crays are quite rare.
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