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LADY K 01-13-2013 01:36 AM

Clay pots ????
 
How do you make the holes??? What kind of tools do you need?

Bacon Is Good 01-13-2013 07:50 AM

A bucket of water, a screwdriver or chisel, a pencil, and a hammer.

Soften up the pots by placing it in the water, then after 6-8 hours take it out, take a pencil and mark where you want to cut. Take your chisel and place on the pencil line and tap until you go throughand you keep going until you crack the pot.

Hope this helps,
Dan

P.S. Make sure you can't see any pencil lines before placing in your aquarium.

RobertTheFish 07-19-2013 12:55 AM

I'm going to go with an angle grinder and a diamond blade, the kind you cut tile with.

rexpepper651 07-24-2013 03:48 PM

just use a drill with lots of wather. i acutally used an air tool cut off wheel to split my clay pots.

RobertTheFish 07-31-2013 05:44 PM

I don't think anyone's beating my results with the angle grinder:
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...6E39ED4881.jpg

LADY K 07-31-2013 07:14 PM

i think that yours is very nice. i had crude tools. mine is not as nice but it serves it's purpose.

spreadtoothinly 07-31-2013 07:21 PM

Can we have a pic of it? Please?

LADY K 07-31-2013 09:34 PM

no camera

spreadtoothinly 08-01-2013 09:47 AM

:BIGweepy:
At least it worked out for you!


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