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    How do you cut holes in clay pots to make pleco caves
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    dremel? tape the edges first? I really don't know. I am guessing
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    Drill and masonry/ceramic bit.



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    I take a small masonary bit and drill a circle of holes, then tap with a small hammer to remove the circle. You can then tap the edges of the hole to make it larger. Done many this way.



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    These pots are very low fired, so they are more brittle. You can use sand paper on the opening to smooth the edges and it might help if you soak the pot in water before you drill it. That could help with cracking and/or chipping.
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    Just use a masonry bit and hammer. My plecos love them. Male is on eggs now as we speak.



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    ok thank you
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    I have used a dremel type tool and sandpaper with great results.



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    well I ended up with 6 caves at the auction so won't be needing to do this for awhile
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFredPit View Post
    well I ended up with 6 caves at the auction so won't be needing to do this for awhile
    Or this works too. lol



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