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Old 21st August 2013   #1
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I want to figure out a way to make some sort of perch or shelf on the back wall of my aquarium for my axolotls to sit on since they like using the top, middle, and bottom of the tank. I don't want it to be permanent and i want something that looks really nice and natural at the same time... Any ideas?



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Maybe slate and silicone? I don't know the process for removing silicone though. Some people use shower caddies! You could get really good suction cups and some sort or aquarium safe plastic... hmm..

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Maybe slate and silicone? I don't know the process for removing silicone though. Some people use shower caddies! You could get really good suction cups and some sort or aquarium safe plastic... hmm..

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hmm... that's a good start.
i was thinking maybe a piece of plexi with some slate on top and suction cups somehow attached.. that's where i get stuck.



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Well you could attach the suction cups with silicone. I was just thinking slate might be too heavy for the cups, but if you got really good ones, maybe. Oh and at one time I was thinking of using netting. Petco has this natural looking suction cupped net thing, and I thought my axie.might like it, but he's more of a bottom dweller anyways

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oooh! netting sounds nifty



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I have some sturdy plastic plants - my axies just hang out in the leaves.

But a shower shelf or caddy should be good too.



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get one of those suction-cup turtle docks and just place it below the water's surface.



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