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Can i use pots in my RES tank?


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#1 ViciousTurtle

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:31 AM

I am designing a new tank of my two 6-7 inch sliders and i was of using generic clay pots. I have seen them being used in a tank but i wanted to get more expirenced opinions before I went through with it.

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My major qestions are:
1) are they tank safe as is?
2) if not what do i have to do to them to make it tank safe?
3) will it discolor the water?
4) is there a difrent pot material i could use that is better? (i.e. ceramic or cement)
5) if I cut the edges to make a hole or cutout will that cause any problems?

If anyone here has used pots and has any feedback from there own experience it would be much appreciated.
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#2 Kevin Kae-Gji Green

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:37 PM

Are you planning on using them for decor or a cave?? RES get pretty big(8-10 inches I think) so I dont think they'll be hiding in them for long if that's your plan

#3 Kevin Kae-Gji Green

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

I know people use them for caves for axolotls, which have really soft easily damaged skin, and they seem to work out fine so I figure a tough skin hard shelled turtle would be ok. Again RES get pretty big tho




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