Questions tagged [decorations]

Decorations are items placed inside an enclosure (usually aquariums and/or terrariums), not including the substrate. Decorations are generally used for aesthetic value, though they can also serve a purpose. As in giving the animal a place to hide, or as a part of reproducing the animal's natural habitat.

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Setting up new fish tank for new fish - will using decor from my existing tank help spur the bacteria growth process?

The guy at petsmart told me if I used the bacteria-established cartridge filter from my existing tank in the filter of the new one for a few days, it would help set up the bacteria (this is all before ...
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Will cooking rocks and branches in the oven make them safe for aquarium fish?

I want to add some rocks and tree branches to my aquarium for decoration. If I put them in the oven and cook them, will they be safe for the fish? What temperature and length of time is sufficient?
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Can the wood be near the heater or decorations?

Is it ok for wood to be near a heater? Or any decorations at all? Will it create a hot spot and crack and the heater or glass of the tank?
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Where is it ok to place wood in the fish tank?

Where can I place wood in my fish tank? I'm concerned about it trapping fish food and causing ammonia build ups if it's near the walls or decorations, and I don't want to make a 'hot spot' if I put it ...
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Can I make my own driftwood for my fish tank?

Driftwood is expensive to buy at the store. If I find a piece of wood I really like, is it possible to make it into driftwood than can be safely used in my fish tank?
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What are the safe materials for an aquatic turtle aquarium?

What are safe materials for inside an aquatic turtle aquarium? I've seen plans using PVC, concrete, lumber, etc. but am concerned about chemicals.