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#1 Matt


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Posted 24 January 2004 - 07:14 AM

Does anyone know any other ways to make cichlid caves besides pvc and flower pots? If you do could you please tell me!

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:19 PM

I see many fish owners use rocks for caves, what do you use?

I bought a 3" elbow pvc pipe (about 8" long), with another 1" hole coming out of the outside bend. I then bought aquarium silicone and glued on small stones on the outside and parts of the inside. I will send pics on the before and after product later. (due to me buying regular silicone, completing the project then discovering it is toxic to the fish. dont worry I looked on the net before experimenting in the tank.) :lol:

Looking forward to seeing other caves.
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Aulonocara Maleri: (German Red full size), Stepheni Taiwan, Red Zebra, Yellow Lab, (2) Clown Loaches, Pleco, Iodotropheus sprengerae: (Rusty cichlid), Electric Blue and German Red both about 1 inch.

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 09:47 PM

These were two similar posts so I merged them.

#4 Matt


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Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:42 PM

Right now i am using a lot of rock. But thanks for the idea of using pipes.

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Posted 25 February 2004 - 07:04 PM

im new here so bare with me. i have seen some neat ideas on caves and one of the neatest i have seen is severl pieces of slate of diffrent shapes and sizes glued together with sealer. to make a cave by gluing them you insure your self that none of your babies that like to rearange daily as mine do get hurt. takes some time and a little creativity but in the end it well pays off. :D

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:07 PM


here is my tank where I made all the caves out of slate rock and driftwood rock (not actual driftwood) from a local rock quary here in San Diego.

I thought of going to the ocean and picking op some rocks for free, but my wife talked me out of it, so we paid for these. When I do it again I am going to the rock quary.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 03:14 AM


Check out http://www.commonwealth.net..
We sell natural look caves and logs designed with cichlids in mind..
We also have some Texas Holey rock. We are located near Detroit Mi...

You may have seen them at the ACA show in St Loius, Detroit, Cleveland or Cincy.

My name is Don, I am a life memeber of the ACA (American Cichlid Assoc)
The ACA has a yearly convention.. see http://www.aca2004.com for info

Thanks Don

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