Clay Pots
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Clay Pots

Clay Pots

This is a discussion on Clay Pots within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I am setting up a 29 gallon tank and want to make a natural looking cave. I have been reading some articles on this ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Adolfo's Cory
Adolfo's Cory
Eyespot Rasbora
Eyespot Rasbora
Reply
Old 09-03-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
 
Clay Pots

I am setting up a 29 gallon tank and want to make a natural looking cave. I have been reading some articles on this and most of them say clay bots covered with rocks work best. Before I do this however I would like to know if I need to do anything to the pot before putting it in my tank as well as what kind of rock works best for this.
Electric Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
 
Boredomb's Avatar
 
As far as I know you don't have to do anything to the clay pots just make sure to get the unglazed terra cotta pots and you will be fine. As far as the rocks you can use plan old aquarium gravel to stick to the pots using aquarium silicone.
Boredomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Unglazed aquarium pots are just fine. I actually use them to pot plants in my 55 gal tank as the gravel is large river rocks. Just give them a wash in tap water to make sure there is nothing on them.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
 
Byron's Avatar
 
On the rock, if you intend hard water fish (livebearers, rift lake cichlids) then calcareous rock is fine. But in soft water the rocks should be inert (non-calcareous).

I agree on the previus advice re the clay pots.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
 
fish monger's Avatar
 
You can make some very natural looking caves and ledges out of slate floor tiles. I bought mine at Home Depot. You basically just break them up randomly and then build your cave or ledge from the pieces and aquarium safe silicone. Just make sure your edges are not sharp. You can smooth them by tapping around the edges with a hammer or using a coarse file.
fish monger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clay pots and pH question aunt kymmie Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 06-10-2010 02:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.