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Old 04-19-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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What to use for aquascaping???

Hi i wanted to reaquascape my 55 gallon tank and wanted to epoxy and use acrylic rods to keep my rock from moving. I was wondering would a hacksaw be good to cut through fiji rock to shape the rocks like i want them?? Also would and normal epoxy work with holding the rocks in place any tips on this would be great
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:07 AM   #2
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They make aquarium safe epoxy, don't just buy hardware store epoxy. You can cut the rock, but I think natural shaped rocks look better

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Well i want real flat rocks like these for corals and overhangsClick image for larger version

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That will require a ton of epoxy I would be careful not to have your rock out of the water for too long! Die off can happen and create a cycle
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Well this epoxy cures in water so as soon as i drill holes and put the rods in and the rocks in place it can go back in the tank. Do you think keeping the rocks damp will keep the die off from happening??
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Ya I seen your comment on another post I think that will work!
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Awsome cant wait to try it i will post pics when im done thanks for all of your input
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Ya my rocks are quite precarious, can be a bit frustrating at times
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:56 AM   #9
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I just looked at the epoxy i had at home says not to use in fish tanks so now ill have to find some thats tank safe
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