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Old 07-12-2010, 01:51 AM   #231
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Here is my DIY rock in the ocean and laid out on my lawn.




The rock in her hands is the one she made

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:42 AM   #232
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No coralline algae just diatoms. Do you think the bacteria and algae would be affected by the change cold to warm? And your daughter looks quite proud of her new fish home haha.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:33 AM   #233
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I think he was more concerned about the PH then the algae formation. Nice rock. Should work out fine.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:47 AM   #234
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No coralline algae just diatoms. Do you think the bacteria and algae would be affected by the change cold to warm? And your daughter looks quite proud of her new fish home haha.
She is quite proud

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I think he was more concerned about the PH then the algae formation. Nice rock. Should work out fine.
Thincat was right I just wanted to leach the nasty stuff out of the rock.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:58 AM   #235
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Any pieces break? If I had a garage I would love to do this myself. My mom lives a couple blocks from the Atlantic in central Florida. Only problem is when I go to remove them people may think I'm stealing the rock, not getting stuff I put there myself...
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You could wear Sun Glasses. lol You might want to check with the local "DLNR" and see what they say.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:52 PM   #237
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You could wear Sun Glasses. lol You might want to check with the local "DLNR" and see what they say.
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If you are aloud to put your own rock in and take it out it doesn't matter what they think... even if cops come the second they look at it they would be able to tell it's man made.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #238
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Hey, just something I thought to do; I plugged your tank's dimensions (72x30x39) into a volume calculator (Calculating Aquarium Volume - The First Tank Guide - How Can I Figure Out How Much Water My Fish Tank Holds?) and it came out with 364.7 gallons. Where are you coming up with 320, or as in your "My Tanks," 330? Are there really 34.7 or 24.7 gallons lost to the overflow?
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Hey, just something I thought to do; I plugged your tank's dimensions (72x30x39) into a volume calculator (Calculating Aquarium Volume - The First Tank Guide - How Can I Figure Out How Much Water My Fish Tank Holds?) and it came out with 364.7 gallons. Where are you coming up with 320, or as in your "My Tanks," 330? Are there really 34.7 or 24.7 gallons lost to the overflow?
That volume is lost due to the almost 1" of glass on all 4 sides
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That volume is lost due to the almost 1" of glass on all 4 sides
Ahh that plus the overflow does make sense for the volume loss. Sucks, but I got ya! Your tank is still a beast, haha.
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