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Old 01-06-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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DIY decor

I have seen flower pots and really beautiful decor in aquariums. Please tell me some ideas of anyone would b willing to share. Thank you so much.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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I went to Home Depot, got a really big piece of tile and broke it into some medium and small sized pieces and made caves out of it.
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Also what did u use to hold it together? I have seen bricks, riffraff, seems like stuff just laying around.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Also with these objects how long was spent washing them to make sure they were aquarium safe. More like fish safe.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:08 PM   #5
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Daps aquarium safe silicone you can get it at Home Depot this is what I'm working on now... Click image for larger version

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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Here's a picture of the broken tile. I just lean the pieces on each other it's not being held together. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #8
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Joe- u rolling that in gravel? Looks awesome. Easy hiding places. Easy on the wallet too.

Muffin- those look great.

Have either one of u seen an aquarium with flower pots and bricks in them??
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Yes. I had a broken in half flower pot in that tank, just took it out yesterday actually.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #10
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What was it made of Muffin? Terra cotta? Just wanting to know how u cleaned it before u put it in your aquarium.
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Yes terra cotta. I soaked it in warm salt water for a few hours.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:33 PM   #12
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Cool. I love flowers pots and terra cotta is cheaper than some deco from lfs.
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You can check this post about plants in your aquarium, maybe it will help you
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The tile idea is a great one. I wonder if porcelain and/ or ceramic tile would be safe in aquarium. In the past I've attached driftwood to flat pieces of slate rock to stabilize my scaping. Tile or tile pieces would be under gravel with driftwood coming up thru gravel. Any opinions?
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[Q UOTE=Paulin;2809680]The tile idea is a great one. I wonder if porcelain and/ or ceramic tile would be safe in aquarium. In the past I've attached driftwood to flat pieces of slate rock to stabilize my scaping. Tile or tile pieces would be under gravel with driftwood coming up thru gravel. Any opinions?[/QUOTE]

I've actually seen people sell driftwood like this before.
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Yesterday I rescaped using these bricks. I smashed them on concrete to get them into pieces, and smoothed out the edges. Click image for larger version

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