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Old 07-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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My rocks fell need advice on securing them

Ok as you see I have a tall tank. It's 30 inches tall , 20 inches wide and 18 inches deep.

I just put the rocks in a few days ago.

Well today it appears that my engineer golby is too strong and knocked it over.

The stones are now leaning against my front glass in the exact position i laid them.

I'm gonna take them all out tomorrow and secure them somehow in that shape.

I was thinking using PVC pipe to help secure the rocks and using marine epoxy .

Any other ideas.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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Epoxy sculpt they sell it at home depot in the plumbing department. Its also called epoxy clay.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks and once the clay hardens i can place it right back in the tank correct...
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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It would be best to take the rocks out and then apply it the way you want or you could just apply it in the tank as it is waterproof and hardens underwater.
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You shouldn't have to use anything if you stack them right. wider at the bottom, narrower up at the top.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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Well my engineer golby digs and pushes sand around all day so that's how it fell. I'm gonna take all the rock out and use the clay that was mentioned and then put it all back in the tank.
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You just need the rocks on bare glass, and have the sand around them. The goby is gonna dig the sand, so if the rocks are touching glass there's nowhere for them to go...
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Ok I'll try that as well... Thank you both for the advice ...
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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Ok I'll try that as well... Thank you both for the advice ...
If they have become live don't take them out I forgot to mention if its just base rock its OK but if its live do it in the tank. The clay takes about 6-8 hours to harden.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #10
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They are Marco dry rock from key west and have only been in the tank for a few days. Do you think they are live yet.
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