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Old 12-16-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Custom 3D Backgrounds... (Yeah, again)

Ok.. I have read every post I could find on here, and about 75% of the ones that google returned from varied search queries.

One simple question I have has NOT been fully answered.

I know to use 100% Silicon.
I know to use Styrofoam.

My question is. Is quickrete Saltwater Safe?
If Not, what else could be used to get the Rocky / Sandy look??

Could I just coat the 'wall' in epoxy / silicon and coat it with playsand, or what?

I know what I want, i have a design prototyped in 3dsmax already. I have a fair amount of artistic ability..

I just need to know whats 'SAFE'.

All that i have found to date with saltwater mentioned seem to be in the context that saltwater was used to 'Cure' the background, but was soon replaced with Freshwater.

Many Thanks


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That's a darned good question!

I think everyone here that's done it has done it in a FW setting.

I am also quite interested in the answer myself... however I think you may be the "guinaepig"

What you could do... if you have the means... it just make a small lump of styrafoam, coat it with some quickcrete, and whatever else you plan on doing to it to dye/surface it. Then cure it as suggested in the other threads... then put it in either a small SW tank, 5-10 gallons (nothing else in it) or even a bucket with a PH and heater. test the water for a few weeks and see how it goes.

It's a long time to wait, sure... but better than wiping out your whole tank if something goes wrong.
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