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With rock substrate I came up with this version of PVC Pipe caves when I was trying to figure out a way to have natural looking caves for African Cichlids (Mbuna species), without having the added weight and stress of heavy rocks in my fifty five gallon tank. From my research I learned that these rock dwelling fish may only swim as high as the rocks are placed in the tank. So I decided to stack the caves on top of each other in a secure fashion that allowed each fish a place to feel safe. This reduced the weight and I could make the towers as tall as the water level in the tank. I soon realized that this could be very versatile in the tank and allowed for a larger swimming area.
With sand substrate I feel these caves can be used in any tropical tank. You may be able to "tweak" the construction and decoration to fit the needs of your tank. These caves do not have to be made into towers. Also, as the fish mature, I can either use the towers in my other tanks or make new ones. Using a thin plastic sheet to make the floors and ceilings of the caves allows me the added function of cutting these sections out with a craft knife and making longer caves or tunnels if needed.
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Are you looking for pleco caves? Cichlid caves? In this easy aquarium DIY tutorial Cory shows you how to make a spawning cave out of a simple terra cotta pot. Most fish caves cost $10 or up, but can get a pot at any local hardware store for about $1.
Making a DIY aquarium cave is simple, firstly soak the pot in a bucket of water overnight. You will need a hole saw of the size appropriate for your fish. Cory uses a 1 1/8” bit for most apistogramma, dwarf African cichlids, and bristlenose plecos. Hole saws with a pilot bit are preferred. Because the surface of the flower pot is not evenly flat you will need to adjust pressure as you work. Be sure to keep the DIY spawning cave and drill bit wet to help it cool. If you are seeing steam, you are drilling too fast, think of the drill bit like a masonry grinder. Once the hole is drilled make sure there are no sharp edges (there usually aren’t) and the DIY fish tank cave is ready to use! But it can get even better.
Rhizome plants like Anubias Barteri are ideal for being glued to you pleco/dwarf cichlid caves. Be sure to use super glue GEL, and apply it to a dried area of the aquarium cave. You can cover the hole on top (used for drainage in flower pots) to block light, and the roots will trail down into the cave providing a more natural environment. This is especially good for more sensitive fish like kuhli loaches. Make sure the glue on your newly decorated DIY fish tank cave is completely dry before putting it in the tank. Now enjoy your spawning fish!
Some commercially available spawning caves Drilling starts Pilot hole done Success! Tips to make the DIY cave even more welcoming Finished cave in with Apistogramma Panduro Another finished cave with Claro Plecos (LDA 08) Apisto close upSome types of fish-such as cichlids-use a cave for breeding and egg-laying. Caves are also handy to provide smaller or more docile fish a safe sanctuary to hide out from tank bullies. You can create a cave as simple or as fancy as you like using little more than a .