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Old 02-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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New Lava rock in african tank

This weekend my girlfriend and I bought some lava rock boulders and made them into smaller pieces to build this up. My local fish store sells small pieces for $3.50 a pound. The boulders were purchased at a nice $.25 a pound. What I saved in money I made up in work. This stuff was not easy to break! After using a carbide drill, hammer and chisel, and a few hours of sweat and some blood, we finally got some nice pieces and even made some with holes in them! This stuff was a lot more dense than your typical fish rock. Be prepared to use some brute strength if you want to attempt. I am quite happy with how it turned out!

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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It really looks great
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Looks awesome did u have any issues with it trying to float?
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Good looking stack of lava rock! It really stands out nicely with the sand contrast.
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Looks awesome did u have any issues with it trying to float?
No it's was really hard stuff with almost no air trapped in it.
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That's good I've seen.a lot of lava rock float that's why I ask
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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Good looking stack of lava rock! It really stands out nicely with the sand contrast.
Thanks, I am really happy with how it turned out
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Looks good
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I like the lava rock look!

Great job
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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The lava rock looks awesome! Nice looking tank
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