View Full Version : hiding places?

11-26-2004, 09:32 PM
has anyone ever tried putting pvc pipe in there aquarium...
I mean it is really cheap and there are some pretty cool pieces of pipe with more than 5 outlets or openings on one piece of pipe....

I bet the fish would love this but it wouldn't look very good...

It would make great hiding places for fish...


11-26-2004, 10:32 PM
my brother did that in his tank once. His fish were ok with it, they weren't as crazy as you'd think they were about it, but they didn't care. It looks kinda cruddy though, IMO. It makes the tank look really cheap.

11-26-2004, 10:44 PM
lots of people do that :)

11-26-2004, 11:14 PM
I use pvc in multiple tanks, males like them for a territory. For smaller Mbuna anyway.

The fun part is hiding the pvc.

11-30-2004, 09:45 PM
i have pvc in my tank as well.i agree with Woot,hiding it is the fun part.

11-30-2004, 10:37 PM

11-30-2004, 10:39 PM
Try again...

I use pvc elbows for my Multi's & they breed like rabbits in them! Not "pretty" but very functional! I've siliconed them to glass squares so they stay upright. I was going to silicone coral & sand & stuff all over them but cos it's just a breeder tank didn't bother & they don't care. But for a display tank, that's a real easy way to disguise them. Seedy has an article in the DIY section showing how he disguises clay pots & it works just as well with pvc! HTH.:ok:

Oh & the fish moved the sand that way!:)

11-30-2004, 10:40 PM
Close up...

11-30-2004, 10:47 PM
:ok:nice Barra.the way i look at it is if it doesn't bother the fish then it doesn't bother me.you can see on the right side my halfa$$ed attempt at trying to hide the pvc in my tank.:D

12-01-2004, 12:42 AM
What pvc, cich1, can't see it..........:D

Nicw fish by the way mate!:ok:

12-01-2004, 12:56 PM
I use a T-section and two elbows on each end in my 75 gallon. Cover it mostly with sand and rocks, unless I was lazy after netting up holding females. :rolleyes: They like to make me tear things apart usually, but sometimes I get lucky and don't need to. I also have a few T-sections and elbows in the breeder setups that the Mbuna use. I don't think they care much about how the pvc looks. :wink: