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Old 02-26-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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DIY Caves various shapes possible

I decided to make some caves using GE Silicone #1 and River Rock. I purchased a pvc flower pot, cut it in 2 (2 caves) and I also used a PVC elbow for a larger mouth cave. I also used some left over plastic plants for attached decorations.

While this does take some time, the results were amazing. I am going to let the Silicone cure for 48-72 hours since I am in no rush and then a final rinse down before placing into the tank. Total materials used:

1 Bag Large river rock 4.00
1 Bag small river rock 4.00
3 tubes GE Silicone #1 3.19 a tube
1 PVC Elbow 3.00
1 PVC Flower pot 1.19

Results: 3 large caves for my 125 gallon FW.

I am very pleased with the results.[/b]
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:26 PM   #2
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pics?
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We need some pictures here! I'd love to see what you have created....I've been interested in doing something like this myself. Where did you buy bags of river rocks?
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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Waiting for pics myself. I've been playing with silicon and rocks and various stuff myself, but either it takes a ton of rocks, or the final structure is very flimsy.
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Here is a link to the completed project

If you would like details drop me a line at:

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http://homepage.mac.com/pentiumburne...toAlbum24.html
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That is really neat! Thanks for sharing.
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We need some pictures here! I'd love to see what you have created....I've been interested in doing something like this myself. Where did you buy bags of river rocks?

My local OSH hardware store has them, need to wash them well since they still have part of the river bed on them. Someone else mentioned they have purchased them from Home Depot as well. It really was easy. The one that took the longest was the circle cave since you have to wait in between dry time to do all the sides, but I wasn't in any hurry.

It actually was a very relaxing project.
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Wow, thats pretty sweet looking. I did something similar with some found rocks near my house (boiled them for quite a while first of course), but nothing that detailed. Now I'm gonna have to try it out. Thanks!
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where did you get the silicone gel? would regular aquarium sealent work?
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where did you get the silicone gel? would regular aquarium sealent work?
Most likly its the same thing I think.
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