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Unread postAuthor: The_Kangsta » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:48 pm

Anyone here have experience with fish and PVC? I was thinking of putting a few 2 in. pvc pipes in my Fish aquarium and tag with them with marker or sharpie so it looks more like train tunnels with graff on them, don't ask me why I am doing it though LOL.

Is it toxic to my fish and am I being retarded or is it plausible?
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:59 pm

PVC pipe is intended for water, so I'll let you answer your own question.
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Unread postAuthor: dungdue0 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:04 am

But the sharpie/paint pen may harm it, make sure it's non toxic.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:24 am

Dont put sharpie/paint on the pvc, it will gradually dissolve into the water which will harm your fish.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:41 pm

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that came from sharpies website..
however.. they say nothing about painting stuff for your fish on their site.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:45 pm

by the way.. pvc floats.. just so you know. Hope that helps..


Quick drying, non-toxic alcohol based ink formula


try this link kangsta....

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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:25 pm

scottcrete wrote:by the way.. pvc floats.. just so you know. Hope that helps..


Quick drying, non-toxic alcohol based ink formula


try this link kangsta....



You could hot glue it to a heavier surface.

What kind of fish do you have?
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Unread postAuthor: The_Kangsta » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:38 pm

You could hot glue it to a heavier surface.

What kind of fish do you have?


I could just put some gravell in to the pvc to hold it to the tank.

as for fish, just some goldfish and white clouds
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:52 pm

wrap the PVC in duck tape :lol: then it would look gheto. but if you dont like that idea, if you care about fish (i dont) i wouldnt put marker in it, just cause of the ink that would disolve into the water, non toxic or not.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:33 pm

Just because it is nontoxic for humans doesn't mean it can't harm little goldfish. Mine died because of copper poisoning from my waterpipes... :( Even though I put the purifying stuff in the water which is supposed to fix that! :x Oh well, my sister has fish now, and they seem to be doing fine. But, she has a good filter, and we have a water purifier now too. We'll see...
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:42 pm

I use PVC in my turtle tank. But turtles are also very resistant to chemicals.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:06 am

I was mostly referring to the sharpies, but I'm not sure what pvc would do. I would just stick to nylon/tygon tubing if I were you.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:11 am

gold fish are like carp.. they are scavengers.. and will survive nuclear fallout.. I say try.. it.. and if they die.. I say = better luck next time. :)
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:16 pm

ammosmoke wrote:Just because it is nontoxic for humans doesn't mean it can't harm little goldfish. Mine died because of copper poisoning from my waterpipes... :( Even though I put the purifying stuff in the water which is supposed to fix that! :x Oh well, my sister has fish now, and they seem to be doing fine. But, she has a good filter, and we have a water purifier now too. We'll see...


I had one die because of the filter..it was too clean T_T.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:26 pm

Wait, the filter was too clean?? Huh? What are you saying, the filter pump sucked him in?

EDIT: And uhh no goldfish are not tough like carp. They are pretty sensitive.
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