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Old 05-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #11
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Its such a lovely day i thought I'd start my cave building

this is the start of it, its about 29.2cm x 24.1cm

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taking shape now, I'm useing Gold Label Aqurium Sealer to bond it all togather

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Here's a Bird's eye view, here theres an idea of the shape

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i think its starting to look like it should now !! I'm really surprised how strong the Sealer is.

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more pictures to follow!
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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Right on! looking really good!
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #13
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More Cave Building

Got to the point where i had to tapper it in to form the roof.

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All most complete now, just putting the finishing slate to fill the hole on top in

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That's it! all done. I'm quite pleased how its turned out. the sealer has really bonded it together. now to let the Cave soak for a week or two. then see what the fish make of it !!!

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #14
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I love it! Are you only going to make one?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #15
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Where does one buy or harvest rock like that?

Nice job, looks great. I'm sure your fish will love it
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Hey there, nice cave, one of best ones Ive seen on the DIY section. Congrats.
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looks really awesome, i'm jealous!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:22 AM   #18
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it turned out great indeed, i too would be interested in knowing where you got the slate.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #19
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Well the Cave's had five long days in water now I'm really tempted to put the in the tank!!! its a job to know just how long slate need to be in water before its safe for the fish ??
As for the members who would like to know where i got the slate ...... Well i looked everywhere in aquarium stores all over even on the net, then was out shopping with the wife for wallpaper in our local super store ( B &Q here in the UK) and there it was Bags of garden slate plus it only cost me £6 a bag enough for about 10 caves or some other kind of ornament's. it comes in three size's S / M /L, i got the Medium ....... Am i happy .... Yep, I sure am !
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I just couldn't wait !! I had to put the Cave in the tank.....

And here it is in all her Glory, I'm not putting any fish in just yet I'll let the Cave customize to the water.

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Heres a bit of a closer view, i think once the new plants have had time to grow and establish themselves it'll look even better plus I'm going to get some moss for the wood and Stones

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Well thats it Friends i must admit I've enjoyed sharing my "Cave" building with you all
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