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post #11 of 13 Old 07-19-2013, 12:40 PM Thread Starter

May I submit the Makita angle grinder with a Bosch diamond blade and the one true betta cave maker to rule them all? Is that fair at this point?
Just thrilled with how that sucker sliced the pots up. Of course I did still have to use a hand file to knock the rough edges off.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-19-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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You know, you could just float them on a piece of wood weighed down a bit to partially submerge it or tied off to a rock on the bottom with some fishing line.

Jeff, I appreciate simplicity and if the fern were my only issue I'd probably go that way. As is, I have 6 male guppies and soon to add 1 male betta in a 10 gallon tank. I'm hoping the added hiding spaces will make it easier for everyone to survive, so the Plant Jack/cave idea has turned into a 2-for-1 solution for me.

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...tied off to a rock on the bottom with some fishing line...
AWESOME idea by the way. I was going to use hemp and just hope the roots took hold before the string rotted. In light of your super-helpful idea I will use a little bit of coated super braid and untie when I need to. I'm sure it will be very inert in the aquarium.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-19-2013, 01:58 PM
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Yah, I realized that you were going to do a cave after your cave shot... I missed that in the other posts. Floating hunks of wood don't offer as much in hidey spots.


Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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