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Hi everyone! Just looking for a little input here!
I went to my local Petsmart today, looking for a small cave/hide for my future Axolotl, and found a gorgeous one in the reptile decor area.. I asked the associate and she said it should be safe to use in an aquarium, but just to be on the safe side she recommended that I set it in a bucket of water for a day or so and check the water for signs of discoloration, or paint peeling, etc..

I just wanted to know if anyone else here has experience with reptile decor in an aquarium? Personally I think it looks way nicer than any of the aquarium decor I've seen, and it's cheaper too! I just wanna be sure it's safe for my future Axie!
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I have that same item in my axolotl tank with no problems. They love it!



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I would be very wary of using anything that is not marked for aquatic use. My concern would be that something may be slowly leaching into the water.



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I have that same item in my axolotl tank with no problems. They love it!
Awe, that's great to hear! How long have you had it in there, if you don't mind me asking?



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I would be very wary of using anything that is not marked for aquatic use. My concern would be that something may be slowly leaching into the water.
Yeah, I had the same concern which is why I asked the Petsmart associate.. I'm still in the middle of cycling so there won't be any Axolotl in the aquarium for a while! I looked my question up on other websites and people seemed to have mixed reviews, so.. Not sure what's the best course of action yet!



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It has been in the tank for about 7 months.



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It has been in the tank for about 7 months.
Ah, perfect! And no problems so far? That's awesome! And your Axolotl like it too? (Assuming that's what you have in your aquarium!)



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No problems and the axies love it. 😊



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