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Question EVA Foam - safe in riparium / aquarium?

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I will be converting my aquarium to a riparium over the next two days and I want to make my own trellis rafts.

These are the kind I'm talking about:



I've looked at tons of pictures of them and it looks to me like they're made out of EVA foam. Does anyone know if that's truly what they're made out of? I have a bunch of EVA foam floor mats that I could cut into trellis rafts - I just wanted to make sure it's safe before I make them.

These are the mats I'm referring to:

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I'm doing this tomorrow and would appreciate Abby advice or ideas. Thanks
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Not really sure what materials are being used in the photos. Give it a try! I believe there was some controversy in the past about Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (being riddled with formamide). With that being said: EVA is being used today in reusable food storage bags and baby teethers. I would think it would be safe in an aquarium or riparium.
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Eva stands for ethylene ethyl acetate. Beside foam, they also come in the form of hot glue stick, sandals, handle etc
EVA is also used in[censored]biomedical engineering[censored]applications as a[censored]drug delivery[censored]device.[censored]
I think it should be safe

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Thank you, I really appreciate the replies. Sorry for being impatient but I have two days off work (tomorrow and the next day) and I was hoping to get the whole thing finished!

Thanks again.

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Kind of drudging this old topic up again but how did this work out for you? I'm having some trouble finding info on aquarium safe floating materials for riparium use as well...
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