View Full Version : Reptile log

08-23-2006, 07:47 PM
I took back both of these 35 dollar aquarium plastic logs because my fish were getting in the hollow part and never coming out. I returned them and got a reptile plastic log that has only pinned size holes, has any one else tried this before? any problems? Also I picked up about 45 lbs of Kewanaw stepping stones. I tried the vinigar on them and no bubbles. They are a flat like skipping stone but larger and are very round, not pointed. Any one tried these before? If yes how were they? Thanks P.S. I already added the reptile log as my clown loaches needed somewhere to hide and I didn't want them to feel unsecure, but the rocks are not added yet. I am leaving the rocks to soak overnight in hot water.

08-23-2006, 08:51 PM
All of the reptile decorations I have checked out says not to put them in aquariums. I dunno why this is but you might check the tag it had on it, if it did.

08-23-2006, 08:58 PM
http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444181 1877&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302030049&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023694&bmUID=1156388160465&itemNo=22&Nao=12&In=Reptile&N=2030049&Ne=2

this is the log

08-23-2006, 09:10 PM
I think the paint would start to peel off. I have a similar one in my snake cage and it does not seem to hold up well.

08-23-2006, 11:34 PM
Why not get a real piece of driftwood? I love the look of real wood in the aqaurium.

08-24-2006, 05:41 AM
Ya I have looked at those at petsmart before, and it specifically says not for aquarium use.

08-24-2006, 08:16 AM
"anti microbial agent"

08-28-2006, 05:09 AM
Yup, the "anti-microbial agent" is why they say to not put them in aquariums.
My wife has a few of these "logs" for her snakes, and I have to keep them in a seperate area so they won't get in a tank by mistake.
If you already put one in your tank, good luck and keep a close eye on your fish.
For all I know, they might be the same product as the fish safe stuff, but I've never tried them in an aquarium.
Keep us updated on how it goes.

08-28-2006, 03:04 PM
I took it out and just have stones now.

09-01-2006, 04:16 PM
been there done that.... the paint peels off and makes a big mess. and it ruins a nice ornament.

09-09-2006, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Terrapene13
been there done that.... the paint peels off and makes a big mess. and it ruins a nice ornament.

Yep i agree i had one of those tree looken like ones and the paint peeled of on like 2 months and the water was all cloudy