Bathtub frog pond

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Bathtub frog pond

Postby Bel » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:47 pm

Hello everyone,
This is my first post to this forum! I'm in Samford Valley and have an old enamel bathtub that I am converting to a frog pond. There are a few places where the enamel has chipped off, exposing the metal. I had read elsewhere today that frog ponds should be made from non-metallic materials, so I dropped into my local hardware store to find something to paint over it. I left empty handed, as the toxicity warnings were quite alarming and I wasn't confident that the products would not leach into the water even when dry. So my question is, has anyone else made a frog pond from a chipped enamel bath, and have the frogs been harmed by any rusting? Bel.

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Re: Bathtub frog pond

Postby Jasonm » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:54 am

You could use aquarium safe silicon over the chipped areas

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