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Old 12-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #501
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Hi i am sure some one on here will soon come up with the answer for you In my old marine tanks i simply 'stacked' up the rock,it looked OK, but always felt it could have looked better We also used to use a rock called tuffa rock. Basically an inert rock{not live rock}this could be sawn to shape,a messy but fun job,just don't do it in doors This is what maybe is now called 'base rock'? Plus its allot cheaper than live rock,but its a very 'white' rock so can look quite bright unless hidden
Ya, i might just go with alot of base and a little bit of live
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Hi i am sure some one on here will soon come up with the answer for you In my old marine tanks i simply 'stacked' up the rock,it looked OK, but always felt it could have looked better We also used to use a rock called tuffa rock. Basically an inert rock{not live rock}this could be sawn to shape,a messy but fun job,just don't do it in doors This is what maybe is now called 'base rock'? Plus its allot cheaper than live rock,but its a very 'white' rock so can look quite bright unless hidden
I've used tufa rock but it looked soo artificial in my tank.
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Hmm, i see. Thats quite the job though..i found an aquarium glue before, but forgot the name
Holdfast is a type of putty petco carries which will work.
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I've used tufa rock but it looked soo artificial in my tank.
Is that real coral?? I agree
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Ohh...that is an awesome idea!!!! Putty? Is there a special adhesive we need?

We want to make a big mound on the left, and an island on the right with an overhang connecting the two. Possible with glue?

EDIT: could i do the same but with all live rock?
You could use silicone or putty (preferably silicone) to hold everything together. I don't think it'll work with live rock since it's wet and the silicone or putty won't stick.
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Is that real coral?? I agree
Nope it's an artificial coral insert
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Nope it's an artificial coral insert
I thought so..so do you recommend 99% base and glueing it all, and a little live?

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I have some of the petco putty. It is an epoxy, real neat stuff. It has a very difficult time sticking to LR that is already in your tank due to it already being wet. I was able to get my one mushroom on one, due to it only being a polyp, but my colt coral was to large and waved around to actually stick. I'm going to get a gel for him as it would be much easier.
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I have some of the petco putty. It is an epoxy, real neat stuff. It has a very difficult time sticking to LR that is already in your tank due to it already being wet. I was able to get my one mushroom on one, due to it only being a polyp, but my colt coral was to large and waved around to actually stick. I'm going to get a gel for him as it would be much easier.
Lol thats what I do too. Super glue gel works real well.
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hey guys how'a your build going, any pics?
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