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Pleco breeding cave try 1

I needed something to occupy my mind and decided to build decor


2 layers of caves and 3 square planters

I did learn cutting slate with a chop saw is a skill lol

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Wow, that looks pretty involved! How long did it take? You must have scads of patience.

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Maybe an hour total I did a few little single caves for my aunt's yoyo loaches... Box of 5 slate tiles 7.68 silicone is 3.48 and the blade was 9.something and it still looks new so 20 bucks for everything.

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I see a guy that likes tools!!!

Been there and done a few myself. Did you go with an abrasive blade or go for like a tile cutting blade? I find a tile saw to be just too much fun not to use it for tank things but I usually go with using limestone. Slate does take a touch, doesn't it?
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It's an anvantipro diamond turbo blade, worked great on bigger pieces but the 2 inch walls a few that broke during the cut. I bought the masonry blades for my angle grinder too but never even tried it. Figured if a precise cut from a chop saw brokem i'd givem hell with me trying to stay steady.
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