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teetsymomo
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coffee mug as planter
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:10:32 PM »

I'm getting ready to add a few new items to my tank. My honey just bought a really neat cave for my babies to swim in and I'm getting a powerful airstone for the  60 gallon tomorrow (I never knew I needed one, thanks for letting me know) and I'd like to get a few live plants to go with my fake ones. I think the plants look really cute potted in a tera cotta pot, but I was wondering can I use a regular navy blue coffee mug (Fiesta Ware). Of course I would boil it to remove whatever dishwasher and coffee reside that may be on it. I had read somewhere that you shouldn't use blue, green or red cups, but I thought I would run it past all of you, since I really rely on all of your advise.
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Hanna
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 11:54:32 PM »

Teetsy, how lovely you re decorate your tank, but I really DON"T KNOW about using  a coffe mug. I wish I would. Sorry for that.

I can imagine that it would look nice, but... hopefully sbdy else may know...

But terracotta sure is very nice, I've got one by myself and my watermonkeys ate the anubias of it.
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Nossie
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 09:56:16 AM »

I don't know anything about this either Sad Sorry!!
However, it's always, always better to err on the safe side if there's something you're not sure about when it comes to putting new decorations in your tank! Maybe you should really just go with the terracotta pots? Smiley
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 01:21:49 PM »

You're both right. I need to go with my gut. Once their daddy adds his christmas presents for them, Ill figure out where I'll put the plants.
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 12:45:27 AM »

Interesting thing about coffee mugs - that is depending on the origin of them. I had many from local dollar stores that every time I would go to reheat the beverage that was in them, they'd get so hot in a matter of seconds in the nuke so I asked around and found out that the particular ones I had contained large amounts of lead in the paint that was applied in manufacturing. So in my case, these mugs would not be safe. However, I cannot say the same with high quality glassware as I honestly don't know  Undecided
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Hanna
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 01:36:58 AM »

yeah and using them is not healthy for us either as it is a known fact lead leaks into our food / coffe, etc  Tongue
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 03:41:50 AM »

D8

I don't want chemicals in my tea :'C
Most of my cups are painted only on the outside though Wink (Love cups... I have too many)
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011, 03:53:38 AM »

Love cups too, got too many too, and keep buying them  Shocked lol...MultiCupSyndrome, lol
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 04:59:34 AM »

Exactly! My problem is that they keep making these adorable designs! xD Just this summer I had to buy another four huge cups just because of the cute colors Wink We call them flower pots, because they ARE huge Cheesy
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Re: coffee mug as planter
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 06:40:03 AM »

I have multistuffedanimalsyndrom I collect them and I bet I have over 100 of them! Cheesy
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