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Old 07-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Coconut Huts

Not exactly technical, but I made coconut huts over the weekend. Here are two that are in the 10 gal fry tank.

Hut in winter



Hut in summer



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Thats really cool! Would be great crayfish houses!

Did you have to waterlog them, or did they sink? I keep wanting to think that they float :\
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #3
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They sink without a problem. You just have to get all the air out of the hut when putting in the tank. I drilled a hole at the top of each of the 4 huts, that way we wouldn't have a problem with them ever floating if air got inside. They were really easy to make and the fry love them. I'm going to put a few in our 150 for some of those fry.
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Very neat.
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Cool. It would be neat to attached Java Moss to the huts too.
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That's awesome, I am going to do a couple myself. Thanks.
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How do you do this? Buy actually coconuts. I don't know where I could get any lol.
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Most grocery stores carry coconut's in the produce department, I know our Meijer store carries them, This is an awesome idea.
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Ok thanks. I asked my dad today and he said he can just buy me a whole coconut. Can't wait to get them in my aquarium. So should I take any special precautions to coconuts? Like do anything special to them before I put them in my aquarium???
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Those look amazing! Well done
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