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Old 08-13-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
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Self-made slate cave

So a while ago I picked up some damaged slate tiles from Lowes for like.. $2 or something.

Yesterday, finally, we smashed them up and attempted to make something out of them. We have a 10 gal that we are hardscaping and replanting, and decided to make a little cave for whatever we put in there.

Here's some of the slate, smashed up:

And here's the resulting cave:

We used PetCo Aquarium Silicone to glue it together, and after letting it dry for 24 hours we're now soaking it for a week before we do anything with it.

So, yeah, that's about it. Just thought it was a neat little cave.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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That little cave looks great!
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Really nice cave! Cheap project to do! Just watch out for really sharp edges if you're gonna have fish
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Nice job, looks really good. I bet it's going to look awesome in your tank.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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Nice! Have you seen mine in my 55g??

Also, $2 for broken pieces!?! Its 1.25 a square foot here at lowes!?!

I also have sharp edges on mine with no problems yet, even my blind black moor hasnt cut himself

Not trying to steal the thread but figured i could add mine too?? Let me know if you want it taken down



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Old 08-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Very nice! I did the same thing in my moss tank

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