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I got my Bristlenose plecs from a breeder and wouldn't mind growing some of my own. The problem I have is creating a breeding area for them. I've got one spot my yo-yo's have claimed that might have been OK :(

I was at the local Petco for kitty litter and saw this. Would this be safe to use to create a cave underneath my bogwood? I'm really just worried about the material more than anything else.

I've got an e-mail in to Hagen but haven't gotten a response yet.

Thanks for your time.
 

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It's hard to tell by the material, but it may be too lightweight to hold up to the spawning activities of Bristlenoses.

If you check out the breeding supplies section at Aquabid there are some nice terra cotta caves for sale. My Bristles love them and have given me offspring using them. I put at least a few in the tank so they can have one of their own, and the other fish still have others so they won't try to steal from the Bristles.
 

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It's heaver than it looks. And I was thinking of attaching it to slate or something else to keep the sand from getting pushed up into it.

I'm disappointed at the response from Hagen, though. They usually get back to me quickly... :(

Edit: At least I put off a major rearrangement until the weekend. I've got a lot of weeds to get rid of (H. Difformis and L. sessiliflora).
 

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It would be one thing if it were sold as a decoration for use in model train dioramas, but if it's safe enough to go into a reptile tank I would bet that it's safe for use around wildlife in general...especially if it's made out of a heavy weight plastic (rather than some natural material that may decompose under water).
 

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OK...Hagen did get back to me. I just had to check the right account ;)

They say it's safe for my fishies! :)

Basically my thought is to give it a solid base to keep substrate out and prop some of my wood on top of it. That way I dont lose much planting area around it =D>
 

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Let us know how it works out for you.....you could probably attach some slate to the bottom with silicone and bury the slate in the gravel. That would surely keep it from moving around on you.
 

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Sir_BlackhOle said:
Let us know how it works out for you.....you could probably attach some slate to the bottom with silicone and bury the slate in the gravel. That would surely keep it from moving around on you.
That's the plan. Now to find some cheap slate! If I can get it this pm I'll get the silicone going so I can work it in on Sunday.
 
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