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Old 07-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #61
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Looking good. Are you going to be epoxying or attaching your rocks together at all since you will have some pretty high formations or just going to stack them carefully?
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We will be epoxying some of the rocks together. I will have some large formations and I don't want a rock slide...Right now we are just trying to get the tank filled and get it running through the sump again....It's about half way filled now.

I just put a Nanostream in the tank to get some water moving around...the water is cloudy which I expected....
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I'm really enjoying this thread and watching your progress. What type of epoxy do you use for the rocks? Just the regular Home Depot marine epoxy or the stuff suposedly designed for saltwater aquariums? I have 30lbs of base rock to add to my tank scheduled to be here Wednesday and I was thinking about using epoxy when I re-aquascape.
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I use AquaScape made by Deltec. It's a two part putty style epoxy that is purple in color so it blends with coraline algae already on the rocks. It works very well for holding rocks together as well as keeping corals in place (provided they are attached to plugs).
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Z-Spar and Devcon are very strong industrial epoxies. You're more likely to break the rock than get it off once dry
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:59 PM   #66
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Here is where we are at this point. I put the top on the tank and fired the lights up to help heat the water back up. My heaters are working over time! I don't have enough time to get everything out of the pond and into the reef so it's just base rock in there right now. I'm making more SW and will finish things up tomorrow. The fish and corals will spend the night in the pond once more.

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Off to work now...I'll have more updates tomorrow.
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Good progress. It's funny to me that the tank is taller than you are. haha

Sorry, guess that wasn't nice, was it?

It's looking good. Have you moved all of your corals into the pond as well, or are they residing in your frag tank? I got to thinking how you would do this, keep them from getting crushed during the transition period and all.
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thats awesome cant wait till its finished
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That is going to be one awsome tank when you are done. Great job and thanks for posting all the photo's.
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