ice cream container?

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  1. Jandre Frey

    Jandre Frey

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    Hi all!
    I have come up with an idea to use ice cream containers as baskets in my sump and considering it is probably food-safe plastic, I am assuming it will be safe for fish.
    Do I have anything to worry about, like BPA, etc?
     
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  3. Whoknows

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    I've used ice cream containers to clean my tanks for years.... (Not in the tank all the time though)
    Just wash and rinse well before using :thumbup:
     
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    well I guess if Kingofdiy can tell everyone to use plastic desk drawers, then I can probably use food-safe plastic...
     
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    Very very true. :thumbup:
     
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    Food-safe is a pretty broad term. Plastic water bottles, for example, are classed as food safe, but several brands have since been identified in using grades of food safe plastic that begin to break down after several uses (including some hormone-distrupting ones). There appears to be a stark difference in the quality of those plastics intended for "single use" (like packaging), and long-term use (like tupperware).

    Although I cannot definitively say if the risk is real, and if leached compounds will affect your fish/biofilter/water quality, I'd definitely take a look at what grade of plastic is used in ice cream containers and what their lifespan is.
     
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    Make some baskets out of egg crate and cable ties? Manu people use egg crates in sumps...
     
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    Screenshot_20190512-205833.png Ive been using shower baskets from westpack or crazy plastics they gor for between R7 & R10 and fit perfectly in an 3ft width ile take an pic tomorrow. Ive used them in my reef tank aswell
     
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    I use spar plastic butter tubs to breed my fish. I am sure ice-cream containers will be fine
     

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