I had a neat idea to make an island structure. Using a piece of plexiglass and two pieces of pvc pipe and silicone sealant. I just wanted to know if pvc is safe to put in a tank with standing water????
Toadie, your idea is neat and after first reading it, I thought to myself, "Yes, PVC pipe should be fine in standing water." Then I decided to find out if there was any info. out there to back up my initial thought. Here is a PDF file. you can open it with adobe acrobat reader. http://www.ppfahome.org/pdf/pvcpipewaterspec.pdf
It basically gives PVC pipe specifics and states that yes it is safe to use in potable(drinking) water. I'm assuming you won't have any harsh chemicals in your tank. Your amphibs waste won't become too toxic as long as you clean your tank regularly, which I am sure you will.
I hope this helps. I can't wait to see pics of your a setup.
Thanks i thought so but wasnt totally sure. Yeah i clean it all the time mostly just partial water changes. Im just trying to figure out the best way to disquise the lil island so it looks more natural instead of plexiglass and pvc pipe. There is an old pic of the tank that i had set up before this one on my homepage.