01-17-2012, 02:54 PM
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Cichlid Cave Size
I want to make some caves for my African Cichlids and was wondering what diameter they need to be if I use PVC pipe. Right now the fish are fairly small in my 29 gallon but I want to make the caves big enough to move to a bigger tank when the fish out grow the 29. Since I have mostly black substrate, I'd like the caves to be dark also; is black plastic pipe safe in an aquarium? It's my understanding from a plumber it is the same material as the white, just not rated for the pressure of a home's water supply. What else can be used? I was looking at black plastic tumblers and coffee cups from Party City and thinking they coud be hidden with rocks, plants and fake driftwood? Also, is it better to have the cave open on both ends or just one?
Not sure how I ended up with this as a reply, I was trying to start a new thread.
Last edited by russp; 01-17-2012 at 03:12 PM..