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post #1 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Check out my new caves!

I added a couple of caves to my 90gal, what do you think (sorry so blurry - camera phone):




90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 10:35 PM
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Very awesome! Was it a DIY?

Looks good, any of your fish checking it out yet?
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I bought, boiled and smashed the slate all by myself

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 10:40 PM
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Nice! So you basically just made a little box to slide under the gravel?

I like the looks of it, very nice work!
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post #5 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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kinda, they arent glued/siliconed together but are just held in place by rocks basically.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #6 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 11:10 PM
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Very nice.

for sharing.

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-26-2006, 11:20 PM
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-27-2006, 12:01 AM
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jsm, nice job... what size are the caves and what size fish are they designed for? I am needing to do some caves for my new tank, but not sure what size cave for my (when grown which they are not yet) 4-5" fish (peaceful cichlids in my case). I welcome and look forward to your comments on the caves!
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I am planning on adding 4 danios this weekend (currently in QT) and then 4-5 rams in a week or two, so the caves are to give them a hiding place until they get settled in...the rams could also potentially spawn in them although I think they prefer to spawn in open water. the caves are pretty small, maybe 1.5-2" high and 4" wide/deep. I may have to redo them if they are not large enough. we will see.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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I am planning on adding 4 danios this weekend (currently in QT) and then 4-5 rams in a week or two, so the caves are to give them a hiding place until they get settled in...the rams could also potentially spawn in them although I think they prefer to spawn in open water. the caves are pretty small, maybe 1.5-2" high and 4" wide/deep. I may have to redo them if they are not large enough. we will see.
Rams will not spawn in caves.:) Try red rocks and slates. They are open water brooders. Your apistos probably will spawn inside them.

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