I recently bought some short lengths of 2 in diameter PVC piping to make my own loach motel and 2 in diameter corner bends to place around the tank.
The question I have, is there any preparatory work that needs to be done to the piping before putting it in the tank? I have been hesitant to just drop the pieces into the tank for fear of injuring my little buddies by polluting the water or anything I have yet to think of. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Now for the other side of things, PVCs do release a small amount of the chemicals called dioxin which is cancerous. In the news lately, you've heard of companies getting rid of baby bottles made of pvcs.
I personally don't think it's that much of a deal in an aquarium.
My biggest gripe with them is that they FLOAT like MAD.
I had to tie a huge (1/2 human head) rock to make them hold their ground.
I've been thinking about casting them into a bucket filled with concrete (concrete like in pool, should be safe for fish tank, no?)
drilling/screwing them into a flat rock (super hard to drill a rock)
How do you plan to install your PVC pipe?
I have PVC pipes too in difrent sizes and both my pipes drift if i dont burry them or put rocks on it.
Not that my Clowns bother they deliberate move the smaller piece and then lay back in it while it takes turns floating.
Mmm gonna check it this weekend we have 2 types one for indoor use and one for outdoor use. The indoor ones float.
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