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Old 10-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
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PVC-Base Rock Question.??

Im thinking about using 2" PVC as my support for my live rock.......Is there any reason way I shouldnt use PVC........Can't seem to find any base rock in my area
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whats the reason you're using it? if you just want to use it to prop up your LR to make it look fuller thats fine, but i don't think there's any specific advantages to having it... if that's what your asking.


Have you checked online? there's a few places that offer dry rock for a good price. http://www.Hirocks.com is one i hear mentioned often.
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I have bought several times from hirocks.com. They also have ebay auctions. Just got 60 lbs shipped to my door for $86
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I have bought several times from hirocks.com. They also have ebay auctions. Just got 60 lbs shipped to my door for $86
Yes I have no problem ordering base rock off the net.....But im just using it to prop up my live rock in a 4" DSB.......the way Im looking at it is $86 bucks vers $2.59 for 12 2" couplings 3" high.........I guess Im asking is it safe to use on the tank floor.......or I could run down to the beach and grab about 10 pound of rock off the shore
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PVC is fine in the tank..
alot of people use pvc to keep there base rock off the bottom of the tank.
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I would not feel comfortable using PVC in my tank due to the weight of the rock. As long as you do not overload the PVC it should be fine.
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I would not feel comfortable using PVC in my tank due to the weight of the rock. As long as you do not overload the PVC it should be fine.
LOL.. most people dont need a half ton of rock either!
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I wish i would have used pvc to prop up my rock as my gobies have almost buried some fist sized pieces.I have read that by using tubing it helps to cure some otherwise dead spots in the tank.
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You may want to put egg crate on top of the pvc to give you a firm flat area.
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You may want to put egg crate on top of the pvc to give you a firm flat area.
well all the PVC is in and the rock work also......I used 2" couplings....I used 12 coupling in a 36" tank so they spead out pretty much
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