Red Party Cup in Tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by markah1, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. markah1Valued MemberMember

    I live in a college town where drunk people roam the streets and parties on a monday night are a norm. It would only be appropriate that my CPO's home should be a red party cup sunk into the sand.

    Are there any reasons I shouldn't do this other than being really tacky?

    Its only temporary. I intend to find him a better home when I'm able to scrap up a few dollars and get a coconut hut or some like that.


  2. LeguresValued MemberMember

    I wouldn't recommend this. Plastic can leech chemicals and any residue on the cup could potentially be toxic.

    You could try terracotta pots, actual coconuts or PVC pipes.

  3. EchostaticWell Known MemberMember

    A coconut would look good :)

  4. markah1Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. Thats just the answer I was looking for.

    Well . My new CPO is coming tomorrow and I have no money to by him a hiding spot lol i wish there was some type of household item I could use until the weekend when I get paid!
  5. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    Look at the bottom of the cup for the food safe number and it'll tell you what will and what won't leach into the tank. Here's a site that tells you what won't leach and will leach.


    Hope that helps.
  6. markah1Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. The red cup is at a 6 so it has the potential to leech toxins into my aquarium. Oh well. The little cray might have to go a day or two without a proper hiding spot.
  7. davebowdenValued MemberMember

    You could always use a ceramic plant pot !;)
  8. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    How about an unpainted, unglazed terra cotta pot? Smaller ones are only a buck or two.
  9. markah1Valued MemberMember

    Aren't they all painted red? Or is that their natural color?
  10. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    That's their natural color. :) The white ones you might be thinking of have been primered for glazing paint.
  11. markah1Valued MemberMember

    Ok I'm an idiot haha I'll go to Lowes or something. That would actually look really nice! Thanks!
  12. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    You could put a coffee mug in there.
  13. ZeeZWell Known MemberMember

    If you really wanted the red cup, you can cover every square millimeter with aquatic safe silicone. Professional companies that customize tanks do it all the time.

    But you would have to be 100% sure it was sealed.
  14. ReefKeeper01New MemberMember

    I like the coffee cup idea mentioned above... Or for your college town thing... take a glass beer mug and put that in there. You'd be giving him a hiding spot that you can actually see into and he will think he's "hiding".
  15. EchostaticWell Known MemberMember

    Would he not see thru the glass?

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