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Old 11-27-2012, 05:52 PM
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I'm about to design a cave by gluing rocks around a support and then removing the support when the glue is dry. However, I have a question on dimensions. I'm expecting to receive a 10" Moba this week. Obviously I'll want to make the cave 12-14" deep so he can fit completely inside, but how WIDE should I make it? Do I need to make it as wide as it is deep so that he can turn around inside?

I know a lot of people just use flower pots, but I'm trying to go for more of a biotope look.

P.S. I'm wanting to put this cave up against one wall of the aquarium, so that there is only one entrance.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm about to design a cave by gluing rocks around a support and then removing the support when the glue is dry. However, I have a question on dimensions. I'm expecting to receive a 10" Moba this week. Obviously I'll want to make the cave 12-14" deep so he can fit completely inside, but how WIDE should I make it? Do I need to make it as wide as it is deep so that he can turn around inside?

I know a lot of people just use flower pots, but I'm trying to go for more of a biotope look.

P.S. I'm wanting to put this cave up against one wall of the aquarium, so that there is only one entrance.
Sorry, I am a tunnel guy and not a cave guy. My cyphos always spawned out in the open on the substrate.

What is the purpose of your cave?

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:41 PM
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I sort of answered my own question...building a tunnel right now!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:05 AM
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Tunnel - 2 way entrance & exit
Cave - Normally 1 way
LOL, what a way to compare

Not that a cave cant be made with 2 ways instead of a PVC !!! How about a natural looking tunnel by gluing rocks. Anyways, the Moba wont be appreciating the difference ..... though the tank will look more natural & beautiful.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:39 PM
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Ended up getting a 10" clay pot and surprising like the look.
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