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post #1 of 14 Old 10-23-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Rock Cave

Just got into hobby and have a 55 gallon tank I spent last 3 weeks cycling and ready for fish. I did some DIY rock caves out of a plastic 16 oz cup with GE Silicone I and wanted to share
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-23-2012, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 PM
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hey
what a fab idea to keep them all together,thank you for sharing.
let us know if the fish like them.
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-31-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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hey
what a fab idea to keep them all together,thank you for sharing.
let us know if the fish like them.
They like it! I added some yello labs and acei and it works well for them
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-01-2012, 10:42 AM
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great,i thought no fish would turn down a place like that to hide.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 03:12 PM
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What type of glue did you use and how do you make sure its not toxic to the fish?
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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There is aquarium silicone or you can go to Home Depot and Purchase for like $5 GE Silicone I. It has to be GE I as it doesn't have any anti mold chemicals that can harm fish
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There is aquarium silicone or you can go to Home Depot and Purchase for like $5 GE Silicone I. It has to be GE I as it doesn't have any anti mold chemicals that can harm fish
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Good to know! Thinking about doing some Rockscaping for my 55 Gal tank
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Good to know! Thinking about doing some Rockscaping for my 55 Gal tank
Glad to help. It has to be let to dry (cure) for 24 hours. I had to use a razor to cut the plastic off.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 PM
Looks like it turned out great. Any pics of it in the tank?


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