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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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Creative Cave Ideas

I've seen so many awesome DIY ideas here- so I thought I'd get some opinions on the best DIY cave ideas! I've got some project time on my hands and am looking for inspiration! What's the most creative cave you've seen or made? I'd love to see pics too! Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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In also looking for some inspiration. I've been TIL in here that slate works really well when stacking them make nice pockets for the lil guys
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #3
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Subscribing to this thread as I also am curious and looking for inexpensive light weight ideas for my tanks too.
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Bamboo chunks to make a big Pyramid, or slice each piece to make a honey bee hexagram. condo.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:11 AM   #5
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I made a few caves out of 3in(or maybe 2 1/2in) PVC pipe for my cichlid tank a year or so back. cut the entry ways out with a dremel, each cave about 3in tall. poked a few holes into into thin plastic sheets with a hole punch, siliconed to the top of each cave. then siliconed 3 caves on top of one another. then siliconed the outside and covered them in sand. quite a long/tedious process, but was very cheap, looked great and my fish loved it! I had all the fish safe silicone and sand on hand so I think I only spent about $10 or $15 in pvc. Hope that gives you a few ideas
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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All my ornaments and caves cost less than $2, skulls came from family dollar during halloween season, and slate tile from home depot .40 a slate

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Great Ideas! I've been thinking about trying a PVC cave of some kind...or a coconut cave!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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I just made a coconut cave was around 1$ and it looks very natural to boot, my pleco and corys are really enjoying them.
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I have a tea light candle holder thats actually a geode. My background is made entirely from foam board, and painted with drylok, and glued in with silicon. 7caves built in. In pic. In the past ive used reptile caves, piles of sticks and rocks, flower pots painted with cement, decorated cigar boxes, coffee mugs. Theres no end to what u can use for caves really
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Wow! That looks fantastic!
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