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Old 11-07-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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Making caves...

I was planning on using a coke or sprite bottle to make a couple caves, but decided on plastic containers instead. Now I wish there was an easier way of doing this, but I don't think there is. I've been spreading some aquarium-safe silicone on the plastic container in 3 inch blocks, then placing the rocks on like a jigsaw puzzle. Taking a long time, lol. The first 3 pics are of the rock cave I started, and the 2nd 3 pictures is another cave I started using pool filter sand as the siding. Let me know what you think.

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Old 11-07-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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Anyone who has MTS like this is sick in the head, lol. Going on 6 hours and about 2/3 of the way done with the first cave. Won't have enough silicone for the 2nd, had to order more in today. Once I get the new silicone, will work on the second cave. This is a lonnnnnnggggggg process......
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:10 AM   #3
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hi again...

Just finished my first cave. I used a ziplock plastic container, some aquarium silicone, and rock. I think it turned out great, and the rock is just too hard to pull off the container. So it worked great.
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You won't see the lip of the container, as it will be set into the pool filter sand. Going to look awsome. Can't wait til my filter gets in, so I can fill the tank and get it running.
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:17 AM   #5
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Absolutely fabulous idea! It looks great. DIY caves rule.

*psst...gotta see the entrance.
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The entrance is the small hole in the last picture. This cave is for my eels, so it's a little smaller entrance just for them.
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Sweet! Kudos to you
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pretty nice looking, i'm gonna try the same, maybe rig some plants on top so the fish won't rip them up lol
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hi again...

I have no problems with fish ripping them up. Here's the final pics.



The green plant is attached to the top of the cave and draped over it.
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Those kindergarden classes when you made noodle ornements for christmas paid off lol.
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