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Old 12-09-2006, 07:45 AM   #21
 
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I will prob put in some pvc pipes for a bristlenose spawing cave put i love the look of the slate caves
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:51 AM   #22
 
i like how pvc comes out when u glue rocks fake plants too it
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:33 PM   #23
 
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I've read about heating pvc in the oven until it's pliable, and then rolling it in aquarium gravel to disguise the fact that it's pvc. You can deform it with your hands too, making it look like a hollow root or something. I plan on doing that in my tank soon, as I have a length of pvc in there that one of my voilet gobies and USD catfish like to hang out in.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:20 PM   #24
 
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I've read about heating pvc in the oven until it's pliable, and then rolling it in aquarium gravel to disguise the fact that it's pvc. You can deform it with your hands too, making it look like a hollow root or something. I plan on doing that in my tank soon, as I have a length of pvc in there that one of my voilet gobies and USD catfish like to hang out in.
That sounds awesome, be sure to post pictures...I'd love to see how that turns out
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:39 AM   #25
 
Sounds dangerous. Hopefully no dangerous fumes are released.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:33 PM   #26
 
tell me how it goes cause i'd like to try it :)
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:41 PM   #27
 
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Supposedly you can do the same thing with plexi if you use a thinnner piece. I willhave to find the information but the one I saw used some rocks positioned on a cookie sheet and drapped the plexi over them then baked them in the oven. Kinda like vacu forming but letting the plexi "slump" over the rocks to make the cave. The same could be done with fiberglass, epoxy, and probably many other materials.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:38 PM   #28
 
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where can you buy aquarium silicone??
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #29
 
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where can you buy aquarium silicone??
There are hardware stores that have them in stock.:) Make sure you use the proper aquarium silicon. Some silicon are designed for glasses but not for aquarium and can be toxic when used for aquaria.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:13 AM   #30
 
Make sure it's silocone with no mildew/mold prevention type chemicals included.
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