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Old 08-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Live Rock Tips

I am setting up a FOWLR tank (may convert to reef down the road), in a 40 gallon tall tank. I plan to get about 1/4 live and 3/4 dry. Does anyone have some tips or pictures on stacking live rock in a tall tank. I know it is harder to work with than a long tank, but its what I have. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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I've used Mr Sticky's Rock Stacking Kit. It comes with a drill bit, epoxy and pegs. Here's a link: Rock Stacking Kit*::*Epoxy & Glue*::*Aquarium Supplies*::*Something Fishy - Saltwater Aquarium Superstore What I've learned is that this is a totally solid way to build up. Biggest problem is that it is extremely difficult to get those pegs out if you want to rearrange later.
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I simply dry fit my rocks and stacked it, making sure it is all stable. Since I have sand sifters, I have egg crate under the sand. Before I poured in the sand I set up the rock on the crate so there was a stable foundation to sit on.

Like was already stated above, you can drill holes through the rock and support it if you want to. A similar option would be to use plastic dowel rods to support the rockwork.
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Thanks for the help!
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