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Old 01-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Adding Rock

I got some new rock, and i want to get rid pf my old fake rocks.
My questions are...
Would a 5g wc after i remove the old rocks, and a 5g wc after these rocks are put into place be good enough?
I have a 40g tank, and heres a pic of my tank as of now, and the rocks i want to add.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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I was wanting it to look like this.
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I normally just remove the old rocks and vacuum the entire substrate clean then place the new ones in the formation to your liking. The water change after the rocks are placed really shouldn't be needed, I generally switch out during my weekly 50% water changes.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks Hukit!

My dad is getting worried about the weight of everything. Its a 40g tank on the 2nd floor of a 5 or so year old house.
The tank has been on the 2nd floor for a year or so, and the tank has been moved a cpl inches ery cpl months. Is this too much weight?
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Thanks Hukit!

My dad is getting worried about the weight of everything. Its a 40g tank on the 2nd floor of a 5 or so year old house.
The tank has been on the 2nd floor for a year or so, and the tank has been moved a cpl inches ery cpl months. Is this too much weight?
Far from it lol. If your house was built to code 5 yrs ago then you could handle much more then that.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Thanks Mrc!

Im going to get some aquarium safe silicone, and put it in the tank in sections.
What is the usual curing time for silicone?
Well my dad is in love with the fake rocks so i am going to leave the smaller fake rock in the tank for a week, and maybe he will see how real rocks look lol.
I might add another inch of sand to the tank sometime soon.
I like ur profile pic hukit, people need to look at the whole situation in a different way.
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I like ur profile pic hukit, people need to look at the whole situation in a different way.
I agree, I own my own firearms company and people are acting and buying like its the end of the world!
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I grabbed some holdfast for the rocks.
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Its going to end up looking really nice especially if you do the rocks in the formation you posted in the pic. I think your dad will agree once its all done. Sometimes its hard to envision. The hold fast is a good idea but think about maybe only securing few of the rocks. You may want to change it around down the road and it will also make vacuuming a bit easier if you can take a few out from time to time.
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Thanks wolf!

I got the big support rocks glued down, and the smaller ones are on their own.
I have a cpl more big slabs of this stuff, so i will prob expand it a bit once it gets settled.
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