Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal



Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    13

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default DIY cichlid caves


    0 Not allowed!
    I want to make some cichlid caves. My original thought was too use slate tiles, cut them to shape(square) and size with a hand tile cutter, and glue them together with aquarium safe silicon. But, the slate tiles didnt cut straight, they more or less broke where ever they wanted too.

    Question is, do you guys know of my other rock that i can get in tiles and cut by hand and get straight lines?

    I also thought about using quickcrete and somehow making a form to make them out of? I dont know, that idea just popped in my head.

    I live in an apartment, therefore using power tools is out of the question.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    377

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    > - korith   thank you - Indian Woods Angels   :-) - ~firefly~   Merry Christmas - KingFisher   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Honestly I think you're making a DIY cave a little too hard. I made one by finding some rocks in a river and after testing with vinegar and making sure they were clean just stacking them up to form a cave. Personally I think that is the easiest way.

    here's mine http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...highlight=Cave

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Trinidad and/or Tobago
    Posts
    4,736

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    They didn't have an aro! - ~firefly~   Man you know your stuff!! - ScottishFish   Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? - Goes to 11!   For helping the turkey cross the road - mommy1   Merry Christmas - Cliff   
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Agree with the stacked rocks. It looks much more natural that way as well. Some landscaping shops sell river rocks you can use.
    <-- Click for journals
    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Harlan KY.
    Posts
    172

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    for spaying your dogs - gabbyguppy   my prayer for your strength to see you through. - smaug   moving - Surfdog   for having such beautiful fish. - oscarkid36   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have made slate caves in the past. They can be a little bit of a job. I would draw a line on the slate of the shap I wonted. Than take a drill with a 1/4" bit. And drill holes a long the line. about a 1/4" a part. Than take a hammer and brake the slate.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    11

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Breaking, splitting or cutting tile and rock can leave very sharp edges. You may want to be careful or think about smoothing them a little.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    2,112

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    I hope you get help for your betta! - Slaphppy7   Here's a crayfish for you! - Slaphppy7   You need another fish. - Compass   No Message - Fishhook   thanks for the native fish research - Fishhook   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    using a dremel would probably work

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NEW JERSEY
    Posts
    16,911

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~   Merry Christmas - Cliff   Merry Christmas my friend! - Taurus   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Happy New Year! - Slaphppy7   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - jeffs99dime   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - jeffs99dime   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    This thread is from June of 2012.
    Last edited by jeffs99dime; 01-29-2014 at 08:37 PM.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    45,086

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's an umbrella for the coming storm - mermaidwannabe   Thanks for the points - Silbar   Thanks for the rep - Silbar   Try to stay dry this week. - Silbar   More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    June of year before last...yeah, it's a bit stale
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Eastern NC
    Posts
    2,112

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    I hope you get help for your betta! - Slaphppy7   Here's a crayfish for you! - Slaphppy7   You need another fish. - Compass   No Message - Fishhook   thanks for the native fish research - Fishhook   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    oh well now I feel stupid

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,270

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    More coffee for your nose :-) - Taurus   Happy Mothers day :) - steeler58   A book for compleating your's ;-) - steeler58   Happy Birthday USA on the 4th! Hope you are well :-) - Taurus   A geo because i miss yours! - Sandz   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - fishmommie   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - fishmommie   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    don't feel stupid. I like the photos of the caves posted here. Nice reminder of how to make natural and safe hidey holds. I'm glad the thread was resurrected.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •