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Old 02-01-2005, 12:11 AM   #1
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Trying to post a picture of the background I just completed for my 72 gal bf. If it's there, what do you think? It still has to cure, that's why there are no fish.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:28 AM   #2
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Pretty cool, what did you use to make it? Is it concrete. I've been thinking of doing something similar for an amphibian tank I have, though I want to make cliffs and ledges and places to pot plants. I have made live rock out of concrete, always fun. :P
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I used colored, sanded grout over an expanded polystyrene foam model. I first made the model, then distressed it, then coated with up to 3 coats of grout in varying degrees of runniness(slump). Before I put the grout on I cut the model into pieces that I could easily put in and out of the tank. After grouting it,I siliconed it to the tank and put a last coat of grout on the silicone seam. Now I am waiting for it to cure as has been decribed on this site by others.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:51 AM   #4
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Hmmm, is grout going to leach anything into the tank, I know when I use concrete your supposed to cure it for awhile, like weeks, until the pH goes down. Just a thought. Nice work though.
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Oh yeah, sorry, I see you are curing right now, duh!
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