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Old 09-15-2009, 10:40 PM   #11
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I'll scrap the hobby shop plants. Thought I had read some good advice about a way to save some $$... guess not
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:44 PM   #12
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Btw walmart/petsmart/petco usually have cheaper plastic aquarium plants in the fish section, at least here. Lfs plastic plants can be outrageously expensive. Or try and catch an lfs sale.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:08 PM   #13
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With my having limited space for more caves, what types of things would you recommend to add into the tank?

DIY pvc? What are my other options?
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Also.. i would not use that wooden cave you got from the reptile section.. Don't really know how safe it is, or if they add anything to it. It may be reptile safe, but not aquarium safe. They have things like that cave that are aquarium safe, so i suggest going with the things that you know are safe, rather than going with ones that "might" be safe.
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The caves are some sort of resin like the aquarium decorations
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #16
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i would suggest either getting a bunch of rocks and just piling them up, or go get several 4-6" clay pots and cut them in half, or you could do the pvc, but it doesnt look very good imo.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:52 PM   #17
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Allright well I made a bunch of changes. I found a dealer here and got some great Texas holey rock in bulk. It's not all perfectly bleached, but I was able to pressure wash it to a great white and yellowish tone. I scrapped the hobby plants, the turtle caves, and the grapevine driftwood.

I'll post some pics when I get a chance but I'm really excited about my find. I got 60 lbs of Texas rock for $7!!!
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wow, thats a super deal!!!
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Welcome to AA! Good pickup. Any questions, ask away. Quite a few cichlis enthusiasts here!
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Welcome to AA and good luck with the new tank.
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