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post #11 of 20 Old 10-15-2009, 03:03 PM
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when i saw this first thing i thought of was tannins. dont quote me on this but im pretty sure that the shells have those tannins in them kinda like driftwood. i did however look into coconuts and aquariums and stumbled upon a guy that is trying to do something similar to you. here is the link hope this helps

forgot to tell ya scroll down about to the bottom and there are instructions on how this was done, look for the reply by a guy named rubydoo

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post #12 of 20 Old 10-15-2009, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thank Money. I did not even think about makeing my own, I was just going to go buy them already made. LOL Would be cheaper to make my own though.

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gotta push that diy point i love it :D
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Lol

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post #15 of 20 Old 10-15-2009, 06:38 PM
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Do you have a hobby lobby near you? They sell the clay pots. I have also bought some at Lowes in the outdoor plant area.
If you are still considering pvc, you can cover them in gravel using aquarium glue. You will want to let the glue cure for a few days before using.
Another idea, I have painted a few pvc pipes with Kyron Fusion paint to match the gravel, then covered with some moss. I like the looks of it better than the glued gravel. You will need to let the paint cure for 7 days.

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post #16 of 20 Old 10-16-2009, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Twistersmom. I do not have the store you mentioned I have been to all of the Lowes and Home Depots close by and they are all out. I guess because it is fall and they are changeing the products due to the season at least that is what one of the workers told me. I was doing some research and it says the Peacock Gudgons prefers small cave like areas so I think the PVC pipe maybe better so I think I will try that route.

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-16-2009, 09:41 AM
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The Petcos in my area sell coconut shell gazebos with moss growing on top.
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post #18 of 20 Old 10-16-2009, 11:41 AM
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UUUUGGGGGGG!!! be careful of anything from petco!!! often if they get a parasite or illness in there tank they either move the animals so fast that they dont know or they dont fully treat them properly... not to mention they utilize a totally connected filtration system so if one tank has ick they all do and then you need to treat your tank at home and home you didn't kill the ones you already have..... sorry for the rant but be careful.. treatment of stuff from petco has cost me well over 50 not including the original cost of the fish

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post #19 of 20 Old 10-18-2009, 10:13 AM
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Do you have a hobby lobby near you? They sell the clay pots. I have also bought some at Lowes in the outdoor plant area.
If you are still considering pvc, you can cover them in gravel using aquarium glue. You will want to let the glue cure for a few days before using.
Another idea, I have painted a few pvc pipes with Kyron Fusion paint to match the gravel, then covered with some moss. I like the looks of it better than the glued gravel. You will need to let the paint cure for 7 days.
The paint didn't effect your water? I've that about using the paint that makes a rocky look on some stuff but didnt know if it would hurt my fish.
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The paint didn't effect your water? I've that about using the paint that makes a rocky look on some stuff but didnt know if it would hurt my fish.
I read up on it, before using it. I read from enough people that used it, with no ill effects, so I was not afraid to try it myself. I have had the painted pvc in my tank for around 6 months now, and all is well.
The paint can says if you decide to add another coat, to wait 7 days for the paint to cure. So, I would wait 7 days, before placing it in the tank. I also gave the pvc a good rinse and soak before adding it.
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