PVC caves!!

jenniwren

Member
I looked this up an anoher site and it turned out great!
buy a PVC pipe and cut it in half
glue ( with 100% silicon or aquarium glue ) on rocks or gravel
and that's it! it didnt take too long but if your picky it might take longer. ill post pictures asap.
 

boff

Member
HI jenn did it look like this one ,found this on a cichlid site .

Sorry forgot to attach picture ,I have just finished a night shift.
 
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jenniwren

Member
similar but I used small gravel and a corner turn PVC pipe
 

Bonochick

Member
Looks nice! That's a cool idea.
 

simpleton

Member
This idea sounded and looked so cool, I had to try it myself. I'll be ready to add the cave to my tank tomorrow as the aquarium sealer instructions say to not add to water for 48 hours. I used a bunch of River Rock as the decorations on a 1 1/2 inch PVC 90 degree corner with another add-on bend to make sort of a "S" shaped cave. I can't wait to see how my fish (mainly my Krib) respond. Thanks for the idea. It ended up costing me about $6 total.
 

L a r r y

Member
I just finished my PVC caves, and will have to let it cure for 48 hours. Very simple and it should look great with my current substrate. I'll cover it with more substrate from my tank to finish it off. I'll have two of these since I split the pipe down the middle
 

chickadee

Member
Very nice. I have seen them rolled in gravel too. This is a nice variation.

Rose
 

hamstermann

Member
Would silicone Caulk work? I can't seem to find aquarium glass or silicone glue at any lfs or home repair shops near me.
 

L a r r y

Member
hamstermann said:
Would silicone Caulk work? I can't seem to find aquarium glass or silicone glue at any lfs or home repair shops near me.
I would not trust it. If you can't find any at your LFS, or check it out online
 

hamstermann

Member
L a r r y said:
hamstermann said:
Would silicone Caulk work? I can't seem to find aquarium glass or silicone glue at any lfs or home repair shops near me.
I would not trust it. If you can't find any at your LFS, or check it out online
finally found a lfs that had it. man, they need a website!
 

Gunnie

Member
Excellent! I have also seen them rolled and covered in sand. Very nice! ;D
 

griffin

Member
regular silicone caulk works, just make sure it doesn't have any additives in it
 

hamstermann

Member
we found epoxy at a local fish store and skipped the PVC pipe, just gluing together rocks in the yard. I'll post pictures once they're in the tanks and have grown some moss.
 

jayfl234

Member
I have a 1000 gallon pond in my back yard I have clear silcone that I put on the liner if there is a leak or hole in the liner would this be ok to use in my tank.
 

griffin

Member
probably, but check the label to see if it's pure silcome with no additives or anything
 

Mollygurl

Member
here are the pix of my first attempt at a cave
 

COBettaCouple

Member
cool. it looks pretty.
 

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