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Old 08-06-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Alright, so i've got 45lbs of LR that just arrived like 5 minutes ago. Only thing is, they are like 4 pretty huge pieces. I want to make them alot smaller so i can work with them. I just threw them in my tank for now. So like.. what should i do to make them smaller? Take them out and wrapp it in a towel and use a rubber mallet?
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depends on how accurately you want to break the pieces. but in short yes.
if you wanted to sort of sculpt it you can try a brick chisel and hammer. of course make sure to wear safety glasses/goggles, and gloves. (speaking from experience)
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Well i dont really care about "sculpting" them, i just want them to be smaller rock like pieces so i can aquascape with them. Right now i just have like 45lbs in 4 huge pieces of rocks. I thought i was getting regular baseball size pieces but i guess not.
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I put in the comments of my order to send smaller pieces...we'll see what happens! I might have 1 25lb rock...haha.


Glad you got your live rock! Can't wait to see how you aquascape with it!
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Yeah me too, but i have to see what the best way to get them smaller is, because right now they are huge.
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Well good luck Links and yeah, wear goggles, lol. Im sure you'll do great and make sure to post up pictures when everything is all said and done.
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Using an old towel and a 2"x4" so as not to mark up the rock to bad. You don't want the man made look. ( if you have a rubber mallet that's not a bad idea either)
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Yeah i found a hammer and chisel and went to town lol. I have them all just laying around my tank for now. When my water clears up i will start to do some rockwork. Right now the water is uber cloudy. Still looks pretty cool tho lol. Everything is in a straight line from side to side with rocks just pilled up on eachother. However there was a small rock that i made look like a square by accident. Im gonna use that one as foundation rock since im building up.
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Good going Links, cant wait to see it!
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Very cool Link! Got skrimp? lol
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