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Old 03-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #71
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #72
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If you have the time you can make your own live rock like I did for about 70 cents a pound. Then you can make shapes, towers and caves. I'd happily share the recipe.
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If its completely legit i would love to.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #74
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Got it out of Coral and Reef magazine. Buy White Portland cement, crushed puka shells, crushed coral and water softened salt.

2 parts crushed corals, 2 parts crushed puka shells, 1.3 parts white Portland cement. Mix with water so wet and holds shape. Kinda like oatmeal or granola. Mix in one part salt for porosity. Shape and left dry 48 hours.

Soak until ph is stable outside of display tank.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #75
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Is it like the regular little salt crystals or the like mini stones
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #76
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It is rock salt. Here is some photos of my DIY rocks.

I plan to make more. Add some to my tank and trade some for frags.

I had to call a couple of concrete suppliers for the white Portland cement. You can do it with grey (cheaper and easier to find) but white looks better.
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Wow definatly looks porous enough where do you get the white portland
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Are puka shells just aragonite
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Im gonna make my own when i get my new tank
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #80
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Right on how much you think it'll cost for a seventy five?
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