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Old 05-18-2004, 01:08 PM   #1
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Aquascape Question

Is it OK to have rock up against the side of an aquarium. Or should it ONLY be on the bottom not touching the sides?

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Old 05-18-2004, 04:37 PM   #2
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2 problems with it touching the side.... can be hard to get good water flow all around it, and could scratch (or do worse to) your glass. I still do it though.

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Old 05-18-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the warning, er ... suggestion ... I think?
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I wouldnt do it.

If you need to support the rock against the glass to secure it, then it probibly isn't secure at all.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:17 PM   #5
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I have a tall piece of rock that stood straight up when I first put it in. After the last few months it slowly leaned against the back of the tank. Just the topis touching the glass and it is now at an angle so the water flows around it fine. But I wouldn't intentionally place a rock completely against the glass.
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