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jsm11482 11-26-2006 09:33 PM

Check out my new caves!
 
I added a couple of caves to my 90gal, what do you think (sorry so blurry - camera phone):

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/111_112606_2156_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/111_112606_2156a_1.jpg

dprUsh83 11-26-2006 09:35 PM

Very awesome! Was it a DIY?

Looks good, any of your fish checking it out yet?

jsm11482 11-26-2006 09:38 PM

Yes, I bought, boiled and smashed the slate all by myself :wink:

dprUsh83 11-26-2006 09:40 PM

Nice! So you basically just made a little box to slide under the gravel?

I like the looks of it, very nice work!

jsm11482 11-26-2006 09:47 PM

kinda, they arent glued/siliconed together but are just held in place by rocks basically.

Lupin 11-26-2006 10:10 PM

Very nice.:welldone:

:thankyou: for sharing.:thumbsup:

joeshmoe 11-26-2006 10:20 PM

cool :D

saganco 11-26-2006 11:01 PM

jsm, nice job... what size are the caves and what size fish are they designed for? I am needing to do some caves for my new tank, but not sure what size cave for my (when grown which they are not yet) 4-5" fish (peaceful cichlids in my case). I welcome and look forward to your comments on the caves!

jsm11482 11-26-2006 11:44 PM

I am planning on adding 4 danios this weekend (currently in QT) and then 4-5 rams in a week or two, so the caves are to give them a hiding place until they get settled in...the rams could also potentially spawn in them although I think they prefer to spawn in open water. the caves are pretty small, maybe 1.5-2" high and 4" wide/deep. I may have to redo them if they are not large enough. we will see.

Lupin 11-26-2006 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsm11482
I am planning on adding 4 danios this weekend (currently in QT) and then 4-5 rams in a week or two, so the caves are to give them a hiding place until they get settled in...the rams could also potentially spawn in them although I think they prefer to spawn in open water. the caves are pretty small, maybe 1.5-2" high and 4" wide/deep. I may have to redo them if they are not large enough. we will see.

Rams will not spawn in caves.:) Try red rocks and slates. They are open water brooders. Your apistos probably will spawn inside them.


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