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Old 10-11-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
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Landscaping with Live Rock

What is the best way to hold pieces of liverock together so that there is
minimal shifting?

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Old 10-11-2002, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hi Hara,

A friend has drilled shallow holes in his live rock and joined the rock pieces with plastic doweling. (Actually he used measured and cut pieces of mini blind rods.) As a further means to secure his reef, he used black strapping strips placed around pieces.

I have never tried to join rock pieces in either of my reefs as I have had no problem with the reef teetering. I do use foundation pieces.


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Old 10-11-2002, 09:53 PM   #3
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How about,,,,

Super Glue Gel,,,,,

We glue frag peices to rock and have glued rocks together....

Just a Thought..
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When aquascaping I try to place the rocks in such a manor that they kind of lock eachother in place but still allow water and fish to flow or swim thru them.

I place the rocks are the largest on the bottom and then work my way up selecting smaller and smaller rocks. I place the rocks on or between the other rocks. Usually i move the rocks or rock them back and forth and if I feel they are stable enough that a crew of hermits wont push them around I am satisified.

I suggest use playing with the rocks and trying them in different configurations at differnt angles. You should find a combo where they interlock but at the same time provide plenty of caves and hiding spots and at the same time allow good water current.
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