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Old 11-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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how much rock is too much?

i'm trying to figure out how much rock i can put into my 55gallon SAFELY, as to not crack or break through the bottom

i have it on an iron stand for now until i finish building my new wooden one, if that matters.

i'd say i have about 30lbs in now & if i cant add more i've gotta find a better stone for my african's caves that will fill the tank nicely

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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Basically, as much as you want. Just use some plastic eggcrate louvers (ceiling light diffusers) along the bottom glass to disperse the weight.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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cool .. i've heard the term eggcrate used before but assumed it was milk crate material haha

do i just lay it under the gravel? & does it have to be flat on the glass or can i do my best w/o removing all my dolomite?

& lastly, is it something i get at home depot or a pet store? i'm gonna google it now but i figured maybe i'll get a response before i can find it lol

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it needs to be flat against the glass. Yes you can find it in home depot or lowes in the ceiling section
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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awesome thanks again!!!

i realized i can just slide the gravel to one side, add half & repeat.. maybe 3rds.. shouldnt be TOO hard lol

WOOOO i'm so stoked that i can make a huge cave system!!!!

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