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PostSubject: DIY Caves,   Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:39 am

G'day Everyone
I would like to share with you a proven DIY Cave, I found one in a forum, Kudos goes to Mathew Beaugard from the www.fishcave.com.au

OK This is what I did...I used a clay/terracotta pot from my local nursery(70cents), 6cms x 6cms, hack-sawed it in two halves, with a half rounded bastard file, I made the opening of the cave & smoothed off the edges..
Using Selleys aquarium silicone, I stuck the two halves into the cave shape. then dismantles a cheap picture frame, and stuck the pot/cave onto the glass, Leave 4>6 days to cure..
Viola.. The perfect & proven BN breeding cave Very Happy












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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:27 am

great pics moo Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:13 pm

Yup,They are the caves I bought off of Beagley(aka Mathew Beugard), if you go to the fishcave.com he's got a few more great D.I.Y ideas especially the cave made with a pot saucer.
Laughing Nice pics too Mooo.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:26 pm

Good work always nice to get a spawn in a cave you have made
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:46 am

Yeah I was very happy with theirs and the caves performance...
.. J ..I've bought a frysaver from Mathew before, He has some great DIY ideas....
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:52 pm

feels satisfying when they spawn in ur own creation. i was happy when my alb lf spawned in the cave i made coz they have plenty to choose from. well i not really my own creation, i just drilled a hole in a piece of wood.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:25 am

usefull moo thanks for the post... Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:17 pm

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:14 am

I been at it again Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:25 am

nice, camo cave, for when you dont want you partner to know you are breeding fish...

What cave, i dont see one Laughing

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PostSubject: SAS Bristlenose cave....lol   Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:01 am

Stealth BN cave....

though kinda looks like a pot covered in mouldy rise krispies to me lol.... :face:

just teasing.... good camo cave...
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:11 am

yea fish cave is an awesome site, i've made breeding caves for all my bristlenose out of the saucer job. Works pretty well although i've had males fan the eggs out of the cave on numerous occasions . I don't know for sure but it might be because the cave is round?

I dunno, good pics guys!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:17 pm

Very cool caves.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:20 pm

wow those caves are great moo i feel inspired
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:53 pm

Looks like a real good winter project.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:57 am

Easy to make Steve..Only part that is a bit scary is the cutting..but a Dremel or small hand held electric grinding wheel does the trick nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 pm

I use a hacksaw with an old blade they i dont mind ruining

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PostSubject: teracota pot cave   Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:51 am

im starting mine now ... ugh cutting the pot is time consuming .... how did u cut the ends out ????
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:13 pm

Thanks guys....Each one took me less than a few hours..I used a round bastard file for the ends of the first one, & the second, I used the Dremel..& The bns do like to breed in them..Cheap n well worth a go..I
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:54 pm

what did you use to cut the pot in half? i tried using a dremel but it just wore the discs away. then i ended up using a hack saw.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:28 pm

its mentioned a few posts above...a hacksaw. takes a while tho.

either that of get a small angle grinder. they are getting quite cheep for a little crappy one. should cut through it like butter

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:49 pm

must you use aquarium silicone? can i just use epoxy or superglue or a product like that?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:14 am

has to be aquarium silicone as the others will leach chemicals into the water or are not rated for underwater use.

its the same price as normal stuff and can be found in most good hardware stores

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:36 am

I used an angle grinder to cut the pot and a regular grinder to sand the edges. I just set the tunnel in the gravel with no glue or anything so hopefully "blackbeard" will claim it as his territory Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Caves,   Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:22 pm

Kurosaki J wrote:
Yup,They are the caves I bought off of Beagley(aka Mathew Beugard), if you go to the fishcave.com he's got a few more great D.I.Y ideas especially the cave made with a pot saucer.
Laughing Nice pics too Mooo.
cheers J

I wanted to have a look at the Website you've mentioned, but in vain. Sad
Got the following message:
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Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

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Any idea as to how could I have a look at those great DIY stuff you've mentioned? Question
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