Home
Home
Forums
Forums
Downloads
Downloads
Account
Account
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Main Menu   
 
HomeHome  
    Home
Community  
    Forums
    FAQ
    Content
    Gallery
    Reviews
    Surveys
    Topics
Members  
    Private Messages
    Your Account
    Profile
    Members List
Statistics  
    Statistics
Files & Links  
    Downloads
    Web Links
News  
    News
    Submit News
Other  
    Advertising
    Shout Box
    Site Map
    Recommend Us
    Feedback
    Legal Notices


User Info   
 
Good evening 
Anonymous



Register
Lost Password
Username
Password

 Online:   
Member(s):
01rasikanayak 
02nskumar
03SuPro

Guest(s):
04. Guest
05. Guest
06. Guest
07. Guest
08. Guest
09. Guest
10. Guest
11. Guest
12. Guest
13. Guest
14. Guest
15. Guest
16. Guest
17. Guest
18. Guest
19. Guest
20. Guest
21. Guest
22. Guest
23. Guest
24. Guest
25. Guest
26. Guest
27. Guest
28. Guest
29. Guest
30. Guest
31. Guest
32. Guest
33. Guest
34. Guest
35. Guest
36. Guest
37. Guest
38. Guest
39. Guest
40. Guest
41. Guest
42. Guest
43. Guest
44. Guest
45. Guest
46. Guest
47. Guest
48. Guest
49. Guest
50. Guest
51. Guest
52. Guest
53. Guest
54. Guest
55. Guest
56. Guest
57. Guest
58. Guest
59. Guest
60. Guest
61. Guest
62. Guest
63. Guest
64. Guest
65. Guest
66. Guest
67. Guest
68. Guest
69. Guest
70. Guest
71. Guest
72. Guest
73. Guest
74. Guest
75. Guest
76. Guest
77. Guest
78. Guest
79. Guest
80. Guest
81. Guest
82. Guest
83. Guest
84. Guest
85. Guest
86. Guest
87. Guest
88. Guest
89. Guest
90. Guest
91. Guest
92. Guest
93. Guest
94. Guest
95. Guest
96. Guest
97. Guest
98. Guest
99. Guest
100. Guest
101. Guest
102. Guest
103. Guest
104. Guest
105. Guest
106. Guest
107. Guest
108. Guest
109. Guest
110. Guest
111. Guest
112. Guest
113. Guest
114. Guest
115. Guest
116. Guest
117. Guest
118. Guest
119. Guest
120. Guest
121. Guest
122. Guest
123. Guest
124. Guest
125. Guest
126. Guest
127. Guest
128. Guest
129. Guest
130. Guest
131. Guest
132. Guest
133. Guest
134. Guest
135. Guest
136. Guest
137. Guest
138. Guest
139. Guest
140. Guest
141. Guest
142. Guest
143. Guest
144. Guest
145. Guest
146. Guest
147. Guest

Most Ever Online:   
 Guest(s): 464
 Member(s): 16
 Total: 480

Forums Forums:   
 Posts: 339,636
 Topics: 30,747




http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ :: View topic - DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/-
Forum Index  |  Search  |  Usergroups  |  Edit your profile  |  Members  |  Log in to check your private messages
Ranks  |  Staff  |  Statistics  |  Board Rules  |  Forum FAQ  |  Log in



DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/-

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index -> DIY
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
indianoscar
Frequent Visitor to IAH
Frequent Visitor to IAH



Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 159
Location: Cochin, Kerala

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:37 pm Post subject: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 Hello,  
 
 Here  is  an  easy  to  make  Aquarium  Cave  with  the  usual  clay  pot  you  find  in  local  pottery  shops.  They  are  also  available  with  street  vendors  during  festival  seasons.  
 
   Materials  Required  
 
 a)  Clay  Pot  of  desired  size  (Normally  cost  Rs.  10  for  the  size  shown  in  the  picture  below)
 b)  Aquarium  Silicone  Glue  (or  alternate  use  M.Seal)  
 c)  Few  Gravel  (Same  color,  as  used  in  the  Tank)
 d)  Sandpaper  
 
 Procedure:
 
 Step  1:  Drill  5  holes  (on  four  side  and  on  top,  that  is  of  1  to  2  inches  diameter)
 Many  feel,  drilling  big  circular  holes  in  clay  pot  is  difficult.  All  u  need  is  to  rub  them  on  rough  concrete  floor,  till  u  get  a  perfect  circular  hole  of  desired  size.
 
 Step  2:  Once  all  the  holes  are  made,  smoothen  the  inner  linings  of  the  holes  with  sandpaper  (Make  sure,  you  dont  destroy  the  enamel  or  glossy  finish  of  the  clay  pot)
 
 Step  3:  Fix  lining  of  gravel  along  the  circles  with  M.Seal  or  Silicone  glue  
 (You  can  also  decorate  the  pot,  by  pasting  colored  stones  or  paste  gravel  along  some  designs  you  draw  over  the  pot.  The  creativity  is  all  yours.  .!!!  )
 
 Step  4:  Once  the  silicone  sealant  or  glue  dries,  you  can  cure  the  pot,  by  placing  it  in  a  water  tub  for  few  hours  or  a  day.   
 
 Step  5:  Place  the  pot  cave,  in  your  tank  in  your  desired  places.  
 
 Clay  pots  are  available  in  black  and  brick  red  colors.  Always,  a  colored  beading  of  white  or  light  colored  gravel,  glued  along  each  holes  will  give  a  good  appeal  to  the  cave.  
 
 I'm  posting  a  picture  of  a  clay  pot  cave  ,  i  made  with  the  above  instructions.  (The  picture  is  not  of  a  good  quality,  as  i  captured  it  with  my  mobile  camera.  )  When  i  find  time  later,  I  will  try  some  more  similar  ones,  with  better  designs,  with  provisions  to  stuff  plants.  
 
 Extra  Add  -  On  Works
 
 If  you  plan  to  set,  tall  plants  inside  the  pot  ,  in  addition  to  the  cave  holes,  make  extra  small  holes,  through  which  u  could  fix  the  roots  of  the  plants  to  the  basement  gravel  bed.  
 
 If  you  plan  to  fix  plants  over  the  pot,  drill  a  small  hole  over  the  pot,  and  on  the  inner  side  of  the  pot,  u  can  glue  a  small  plastic  cup  (where  it  hold  the  plant  substrate,  to  fix  the  roots).  And  on  four  sides,  u  can  have  cave  entrance  holes.  
 
 Placing  an  Airstone  inside  the  pot  through  hidden  tubes  will  give  more  attraction  to  your  cave.  Or  you  can  decorate  with  air  curtain  rubber  tubes.  
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
AQuARiUs_InDicA
IAH New Member
IAH New Member



Joined: Sep 13, 2006
Posts: 93
Location: Kottayam > Kerala

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:27 am Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 Good  Work  indianoscar..   Thumb Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
angad
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Jun 29, 2006
Posts: 620
Location: Bangalore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:58 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 Neat  work...  Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
discusboy
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Dec 26, 2003
Posts: 1217
Location: Mumbai

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:43 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 nice  diy..  Smile  
 
 
                                                 
indianoscar  wrote  (View  Post):                
 All  u  need  is  to  rub  them  on  rough  concrete  floor,  till  u  get  a  perfect  circular  hole  of  desired  size.                

 
 wouldnt  that  be  too  cumbersome  ..  Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
gokulin
Regular Poster on IAH
Regular Poster on IAH



Joined: Jul 04, 2005
Posts: 1277
Location: Coimbatore

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 Nice  DIY....   Thumb Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
indianoscar
Frequent Visitor to IAH
Frequent Visitor to IAH



Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 159
Location: Cochin, Kerala

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:38 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

                                                   
discusboy  wrote  (View  Post):                
nice  diy..  Smile  
 
                                                   
indianoscar  wrote  (View  Post):                
 All  u  need  is  to  rub  them  on  rough  concrete  floor,  till  u  get  a  perfect  circular  hole  of  desired  size.                

 
 wouldnt  that  be  too  cumbersome  ..  Confused                

 
 Oh  man,  all  you  need  is  5  to  10  minutes  to  make  3  or  4  circular  holes.   Just  scratch  and  rub  on  rough  concrete  floors  ..............
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
DJ_Rocky
Committed Member of IAH
Committed Member of IAH



Joined: Dec 15, 2006
Posts: 3660
Location: Calcutta

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:44 pm Post subject: Re: DIY - Aquarium Caves @ Rs. 10/- Reply with quote

 keep  it  up.........  Thumb Up   Thumbs Up   Thumb Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:
Post new topic  Reply to topic   printer-friendly view http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/ Forum Index ->  DIY All times are UTC + 5.5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum




Powered By: phpBB © 2001 - 2006 phpBB Group
Nuke-Evo Conversion By: Evo-Themez | iCGstation v1.0 Template By Ray


[News Feed] [Forums Feed] [Downloads Feed] [Web Links Feed] [Validate robots.txt]


Forum Modification Pack by Revolution-Mods.

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2006 by Francisco Burzi.
All logos, trademarks and posts in this site are property of their respective owners, all the rest © 2006 by the site owner.
Powered by Nuke-Evolution
[ Page Generation: 6048 Seconds | Memory Usage: 2.87 MB | DB Queries: 99 ]

Do Not Click