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Aquarium-Safe Clay + DIY Caves
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CCS
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PostPosted: 2005.12.26(Mon)9:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought 6 small clay flowerpots from the Home Depot and will drill holes in them.
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blackjack06
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PostPosted: 2006.01.11(Wed)16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you happen to feel overly zealous one day(!), here's a link to a DIY cave background that I was looking into as well. It would take a little time and work, but I thought you might like it or it may spark some ideas for the future!

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_background.php

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PostPosted: 2006.02.01(Wed)20:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking of using ABS or PVC plumbing fittings from the hardware store, perhaps simply a "T" or creating a different shape with a couple pieces. Rough up with sand paper to allow silicone to adhere then throw on the gravel. Of course rinse, clean, soak etc before use. Maybe tie on something like Java Moss?
Any thoughts, concerns, advice?
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PostPosted: 2006.02.24(Fri)1:14    Post subject: I make all my caves out of... Reply with quote

I make all my caves out stoneware clay (black). I then fire them to 1200oC and when they come out they look like lava rock caves.

Does nothing to my fish and they all love to hang out in their caves.

I am making a new cave this weekend that stretches along the bottom of my tank and up the side. Its going to look great!

You can get it from any pottery supplier. If you can't fire them the pottery supplier will be able to tell you where to get it fired.
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