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zombie themed tank. is this aquarium safe?

Hi. I am trying to start a zombie themed tank and i would like to know if this is safe. Is not solid plastic, it feels like rubber.
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There is no safe in zombie tank.


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Dont forget to add a powerhead. The first word in the guide to surviving a zombie tankpocalypse is cardio.
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I can imagine that thing in the middle of the tank surrounded by dwarf hairgrass or tucked between a rotata jungle.

"Hey honey can you help me cut some plants!"
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I can imagine that thing in the middle of the tank surrounded by dwarf hairgrass or tucked between a rotata jungle.

"Hey honey can you help me cut some plants!"
Hahaha. It keeps on getting better. wife is not so happy about the zombie themed tank.
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I wouldn't trust rubber objects unless I tested them first, using a small tank setup. Some rubber or rubber like materials can rot over the lobg term or give off stuff you don't want in the tank.

As for any kind of theme tank, I feel that usually you want to showcase the fish and plants, so if it's going to be a theme tank, it needs to also show off the fish and plants first. I have only see a few them tanks that I thought really worked from an aquascape standpoint. Of course this is strictly my opinion and not everyone will agree with me.
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I wouldn't trust rubber objects unless I tested them first, using a small tank setup. Some rubber or rubber like materials can rot over the lobg term or give off stuff you don't want in the tank.

As for any kind of theme tank, I feel that usually you want to showcase the fish and plants, so if it's going to be a theme tank, it needs to also show off the fish and plants first. I have only see a few them tanks that I thought really worked from an aquascape standpoint. Of course this is strictly my opinion and not everyone will agree with me.
I think you are right about rubber rotting. i am gonna stay away from this one and spend a little bit more money in a polyresin figure also thanks for the input about showcasing first fish and plants, since the thank is 180 gallon i was just planning to put black sand, a lot of driftwood and some zombies in there in case the zombies don't look good i am sure the black sand and the driftwood would do.
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That is why if there is a zombie outbreak I am going to go up to the first zombie I see and offer it my delicious brains. I can't be bothered running around all the time and I don't want to live in a world without hot showers and internet.
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There are multiple species of fish with visible organs that might fit the theme well. Glass catfish, X-ray tetras, and "blushing tetras" (an extremely pale variety of white skirt tetra) come to mind, but all are pretty small. Maybe a black ghost knifefish would be appropriate?


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Are those TWD, GOT or just your average zombie? If GOT I would use Dragonglass in the hardscape just to be on the safe side.
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That is why if there is a zombie outbreak I am going to go up to the first zombie I see and offer it my delicious brains. I can't be bothered running around all the time and I don't want to live in a world without hot showers and internet.
hot showers not a big deal but no internet is BAD!

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There are multiple species of fish with visible organs that might fit the theme well. Glass catfish, X-ray tetras, and "blushing tetras" (an extremely pale variety of white skirt tetra) come to mind, but all are pretty small. Maybe a black ghost knifefish would be appropriate?
only the black ghost knife from the above mentioned can be in the tank. the tank is a 180 gallon tank that has
1 small Oscar(my old one died.)
1 firemouth cichlid
1 red shoulder severum
1 black ghost knife
and a few stripped raphael catfish.
as far as filtration goes it will have:
2 emperor 400
1 sunsun HW-304B (500GPH)
1 wet/dry filter with a 700GPH pump.

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Are those TWD, GOT or just your average zombie? If GOT I would use Dragonglass in the hardscape just to be on the safe side.
I got this one in a garage sale for $2 but i won't risk it since is rubber and I'll be buying a polyresin zombie figure to be safe.

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