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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic Dividers

I was thinking of taking some plastic take-out containers (the semi-transparent ones used for soup, etc.) and cutting them up to use a substrate dividers. Does anyone know if this is OK? Would chemicals from the plastic slowly leech out and harm the plants/animals?

If it's not a good idea, what are some alternatives aside from going to the hardware store to get some plexiglass/acrylic?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 05:15 AM
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Plexiglass and acrylic would be safer. Its been used in aquariums and aquariums/tanks are made from them. When in doubt, avoid. Otherwise you will have to run test and experiment at your own risk.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2012, 10:45 PM
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You can also use plastic eggcrate. You can find it in the lighting section of the hardware store.

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