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Pet Smart antimicrobial agent ?
#1
I recently purchased a plastic leaf from pet smart that suctions to the side of the tank. However, when I got it home, I noticed on the tag that it said "contains a special antimicrobial agent which is a pet smart exclusive." It also says "Caution: not reccomended for fish tanks. Rinse well with warm water (no detergent) before using."

Why in the world would you add antimicrobial agents to a plastic leaf?? Is this something that I shouldn't use in a dart enclosure since they do absorb water through the skin?
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#2
I'm not a fan of plastic plants anyway, but I would be hesitant to use it.
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#3
Thanks for the reply. That's what I was leaning towards. I'm usually not a big plastic plant person either, I just thought it was a neat little shelfy thing to hide in the plants I do have since it suctions to the glass and would hold water. Too bad it has chemicals on it.
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#4
when I doubt toss it out...
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#5
Check this out from DB...

Quote:Along these lines check out this reference on triclosan ^ Nik Veldhoen, Rachel C. Skirrow, Heather Osachoff, Heidi Wigmore, David J. Clapson, Mark P. Gunderson, Graham Van Aggelen and Caren C. Helbing (December 2006). "The bactericidal agent triclosan modulates thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and disrupts postembryonic anuran development". Aquatic Toxicology 80 (3): 217–227.
This is another product that is permeating all kinds of things..

Do a little googling on triclosan and you'll probably toss out that plant.

Eric
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pl259 Wrote:Check this out from DB...

Quote:Along these lines check out this reference on triclosan ^ Nik Veldhoen, Rachel C. Skirrow, Heather Osachoff, Heidi Wigmore, David J. Clapson, Mark P. Gunderson, Graham Van Aggelen and Caren C. Helbing (December 2006). "The bactericidal agent triclosan modulates thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and disrupts postembryonic anuran development". Aquatic Toxicology 80 (3): 217–227.
This is another product that is permeating all kinds of things..

Do a little googling on triclosan and you'll probably toss out that plant.

Eric


Wow. Thank you for the reference. I am a biology student, so that sort of thing is really interesting to me.
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