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Postby Pamelajo on Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:40 pm

At my aquarium club meeting the speaker spoke about plecos and showed us how to make a cave that works really well for him.
Use clay sauces for plant pots I used two 4". The hole has to be the width of the plecos head and one front fin.

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Cut hole in top with side grinder and then silcone to bottom let sit 24 hours before adding to tank.

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Postby MamaSnails05 on Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:08 am

Great Idea... thanks for sharing....

I was wondering how to cut them darn pots... I ended up breaking mine all up... but used it anyway...


Ok show me a photo of the side grinder... cuz I am tool dummy!!! thanks!
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Postby luvfishies on Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:37 am

:wink: Hey, you had Brad speak at your club? Awesome!

Cover those things with Java Moss and they'd blend right in.......*mental note to get me some saucers*.

The side grinder, that's an attachment for a Dremel-type rotary tool, right?
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:04 am

Actually Luvs it was Charlie Drew. I have no idea what it is Hubby cut it for me. If I remember I will ask him.
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Postby luvfishies on Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:48 am

Ahhh, OK, apparently Brad and Charlie are friends, and they both use this method to get their plecs breeding.
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Postby wodesorel on Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:15 am

How does this cave fare in snail tanks?

I use a 4" saucer with a hole in it for my black kuhli loaches, and I find that when I go to clean the tank after a week, it's full of snail poo that's floated in and gotten stuck.

Does the opening being off the ground help?

(And to get a hole into mine, I soaked the saucer in water for a little while, and then took a pair of needle nose pliers and gently twisted and chipped the side off. It didn't take long, and then I sanded down the sharp edges so the fish wouldn't be hurt. My family absolutely will not let me around any tool that plugs into a wall socket... or runs on batteries.... Or generally has any sort of moving parts.)
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Postby Pamelajo on Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:12 pm

Luvs:
I figured they probably knew each other because they are relatively close to one another and probably go to the same aquarium club and how many people actually have br lace plecos. I thought it was Brad at first until they said he was from Burlington. I don't think anyone in my club has seen them before or the bidding would have been a little more lively.
Going to wrap it in artifical plants yet, it will be in the plant eaters tank that is where my longfinned are.

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I have mine in with my canas adults so no fear of anyone getting stuck in it. But good you brought that up I was thinking about adding one to baby snail tank there are plecos in there. Don't want to have to break one to get a baby out. They will have to be content with the barnacles and other decor in that tank.
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cut pots

Postby rayanders on Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:00 am

I think a fine tooth saw blade will also work to cut the pots like a hack saw blade. I would take it off the saw and cut slow. Then use a file to finish and remove sharp edges.
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Postby badflash on Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:13 pm

I just took a pair of pliers and clamped down. It took out a rough chunk, but it works and looks a lot more natural.
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