Clay Pottery In The Tank

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Hi,
Can I use clay pottery in my salt water tank. The pottery which I want to use is organic unglazed/unpolished pottery. For the reference I have attached a picture. The surface is not very smooth like the pots we see at homedepote. It is rough and uneven. Made for one time use for food.
My main concern is that will it do any change to the water quality/chemistry.
Also can it be a good housing for the bacteria.
and if I put some crush in the refugium, can it be a good home for pods.

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It will released minerals!
Any idea what kind
And steps which can stop the minerals release.
Thank you
 
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TwoHedWlf said:
Just standard terracota. Should be fine
Thank you
And could it be good hosing for the bacteria and pad, compare to rocks.
 

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Freind said:
Thank you
And could it be good hosing for the bacteria and pad, compare to rocks.
Rocks like granite, schist etc? Probably.

Like base rock or live rock that you should be using in a marine tank? No, not even close.
 
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TwoHedWlf said:
Rocks like granite, schist etc? Probably.

Like base rock or live rock that you should be using in a marine tank? No, not even close.
Hmmm
So not a good idea, correct?
 
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What about biohome pallets. They are getting very popular these days, but pretty expensive.
 

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Never heard of them. and all I can see on Google for biohome pallets is some things about building things with shipping pallets.
 
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TwoHedWlf said:
Never heard of them. and all I can see on Google for biohome pallets is some things about building things with shipping pallets.
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And buy the way I forgot to mention that if I use the pottery, I will crush it to 1/4 to 1/2 inch for the maximum surface area.

In my refugium I do not want to use sand or mud. I also saw some people using scrubs, which makes sense but I don’t like it either. The rocks is also somewhat expensive.
These pottery clay, I can get in cents
 

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I use bio-home media from Tanks and Plants in my reef tank.
It's been working flawlessly. No hiccups.

I can't help you about using clay pots in the tank and etc... I don't know enough about the material inside these pots and how it'll leech or not leech over time.
 

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Freind said:
It will released minerals!
Any idea what kind
And steps which can stop the minerals release.
Thank you
Will definitely add some iron as it's made of reddish clay. Higher pH slows down the degradation process, but I don't think there's anything you can do to completely stop it. Unless you paint it with acrylic
 
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Alright
No clay pottery
Thank you All
 

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