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Old 20th May 2006   #1
mary
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hi there, just wondered if anyone has put a brick in their tank?



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Old 24th May 2006   #2
sharon
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Not me, I've bought slate, sandstone, onyx, and quartz and put them in my tanks but I've not put a brick in there.



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Old 24th May 2006   #3
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I've seen bricks in tanks before, but never used them myself.

I would think if you wanted to try it, just make sure to

1. soak them really well to clean them out, just like you would do for found rocks and wood; and

2. make sure if you get light-colored bricks, that they're not made of limestone or some other soft rock that will leach minerals into the water (which could upset the pH balance in the tank); and

3. make sure they're not made of cement/concrete (b/c of the chemicals that can leach out and mess up the water and harm your animals).

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Old 24th May 2006   #4
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I agree with S1ren. Avoid the gray bricks that look like they are made of cement. I have used bricks and also orange clay flower pots and pot feet in my tanks for many years. Here is one example. I especially like the bricks that have holes in them, as they are lighter weight and give the animals places to crawl through.

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Old 25th May 2006   #5
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oh my! what a lovely brick home!! what a happy axie he must be!



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Old 25th May 2006   #6
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so normal lightcolor house bricks r ok? cos i have heaps of those!



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Old 26th May 2006   #7
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Actually, that's a newt tank, but you could do something similar for axies. Yes, just ordinary house-building bricks. I have been known to steal broken/discarded ones from construction sites.



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Old 26th May 2006   #8
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yes i would like a brick with all those wee holes in them.....



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Old 27th May 2006   #9
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wow jennifer..I love the tank..Click the image to open in full size....Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 27th May 2006   #10
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oh I also use bricks in my newt tanks....they love'em....I also had one of my trachia granulosa's breed in a plant that was hidden in the holes...



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