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Do you use PVC pipe in your aquarium?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by PunkMartyr, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. PunkMartyr

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    I bought a pvc pipe piece from home depot today and put it in my aquarium. I started brainstorming and had some ideas in my head but wanted to see what types of things other people have done with PVC. I bet people with eels especially have done some interesting things.
     
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    Back on the 3rd Online2 posted some pics of his tanks. He has a really neat ABS setup. CHeck it out. I want to do something similar.

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    does a PVC water-outlet for my filter count?

    other ways for the PVC would be to be as a deco where the plecs and loaches get to hangout.
     
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    I just use PVC for my plumbing systems :)

    But, who was it that took large diameter pieces of PVC, covered them in silicone, and rolled them in aquarium gravel??! It looked great - little caves covered in gravel that matched the substrate. Anyone remember this, or who it was?
     
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    LOL, who had that much silicone?

    but then it'll look great cos it's something like those pipes with some bio-organism on it.

    how about a pipe/brick deco? Bob The Builder Fish.
     
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    I use PVC pipe segments (about 4 inches long) in my peacock gudgeon tank scattered around. The males take up roost in them and guard eggs in them when they spawn.

    I have tinkered with some ideas about cave systems under the gravel of a tank using PVC, but for now have limited my experiments to taking those disposable glad containers and turning them upside down and cutting an entrance hole in them.

    Then cover them with gravel.

    Makes decent little "caves"
     
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    I thought about taking my ABS and siliconing gravel onto it, but just didnt have enough time right now, so I just decided on using plants to help disguise it. My Clown Loaches love it, this is where they go to sleep.

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    That is an awsome idea with the PVC and sylicon and gravel.

    I might have to try that one day.
     
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    I have done that, I have 2 caves made of PVC with gravel siliconed on it. They make great caves that match the look of the
    aquarium, and my fish love them. I also did this and attached java ferns to it as well.
     
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    I cover all my flower pots with silicone and gravel. Makes it so they don't stand out so much.

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