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Old 10-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #21
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thats the one im doing. its hard
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #22
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That's awesome! I love aquascaping. Absolutely beautiful!
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #23
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That looks really hard, but the reward afterwords if so worth it! Kinda like when we were kids building model cars haha
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:31 PM   #24
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Water curing, thankfully the 3/4 tube of silicone is doing its job!!!!!!! The lighting is my old set up, i have my led's in my little tank with the live plants and fish waiting for my water to cycle in the 55!!!! Bob, how did they make that waterfall in the back of that tank?
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That looks great . I just completed a diy Rockwall in my aquarium. I have found that if you get the water as hot as you can with a heater you will speed up the curing process. That really helped my tank


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Old 10-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #26
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I have it at 80 right now, just tested the water today and it wasn't horrible. Changed the carbon out and hoping that will get it levels out and I'm going to do a 50% water change this weekend. My fish are hating the 10 gallon that they're in right now
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #27
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looks good...but

Try using Drylok next time. Use about 3 good coats. Its very durable and there is no "curing time" involved. And you can use the cement colors in it as well.
GE silicone #1 works good on attaching backgrounds to the glass. You can also use Great Stuff foam to attach it.
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Yeah, there's a lot of things I would've done different now, haha, but I'm planning on doing a small one for my 10 with an aio built into it for a nano reef. I will make sure a document that one better and write a post or blog up on it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #29
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By the way, yours walls look awesome!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:08 AM   #30
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I have it at 80 right now, just tested the water today and it wasn't horrible. Changed the carbon out and hoping that will get it levels out and I'm going to do a 50% water change this weekend. My fish are hating the 10 gallon that they're in right now
Awesome! If you can get the temp higher that will help. I had mine riding close to 90. I dropped an extra heater in as to not burn out the one that was doing all the work. Unfortunately I don't think the carbon will help much in this case, the cement is leeching limeoout. That won't really get cleaned out by carbon.
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