Make a cheap and easy cave for your fish, reptile or rodent with a coconut and a few tools.

Mum recently got a BiOrb Life for an anniversary present (aww) and found ideas
for coconut caves on the net. However, to my horror, there haven't been any on Instructables.
So, we decided to rectify this with our method (which is mostly improvising with the tools at hand,
as Dad likes to take every single tool he owns with him when doing a job).

Apparently, these can be used for fish, reptiles, rodents, near about anything that's small
enough to fit. And coconuts are cheap =D

Anyway, lets get started!

Step 1: What You Need:


1 coconut


Drill (Or a hammer and nail, if your father hasn't hidden them all)
Marker Pen

Improvise if necessary. Flat head screwdrivers make good chisels.
Hey, does your coconut last forever/long time? I thought about putting skulls in my aquarium, but I read that they dissolve in a matter of days in the water. Thought this might be the same for the coconut
Hi, I'm not really sure how long it would last, unfortunately we had to disassemble our fish tank about 6 months later. I'd expect it to last at least a year but that's just a guess.<br><br>Thanks for your comment, and if you make a coconut cave, good luck!
This is a great alternative to using pots. I never thought of this, it's a great idea! I have a couple of caves with a clump of java moss filling the empty corner of my aquarium, now I'm waiting for my chinese algae eater to go in one! Great instructable, 5*
Looks damn good. Too much work for me, but great alternative to plastic caves. Step 7 looks like a face also.
step 4 pic 3 looks like a dog! lol<br />
this is great... coconuts are boiling as i type!!... only in your pictures of them boiling.... how come you got 3 halves my coconuts only gave me two halves :(<br />
We made another coconut cave to go over a tube in my Mum's other aquarium =]
Good idea. However the picture in step 3 is disturbing, looks like a face
Haha so it does, I never noticed that before.

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